2016 Bien Nacido Syrah
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Epiphany Wine Co

2016 Bien Nacido Syrah

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
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Description

"This feels effortlessly balanced. It's fully ripe and yet hasn't lost its beautiful savory accents - the bacon fat, the gingerbread, the smoky briary intensity that seems to have a gravitational pull on the dark cherry fruit. It's velvety and gorgeous. Tri-tip, please." ~ Wine & Spirits 

"The savory oak tones are prominent on the nose of this bottling, which also shows cassis and peppercorn on the lavish nose. Ripe flavors of blackberry jam are cut by smoke, bacon fat and more cracked pepper on the palate." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"Medium to deep ruby, the 2016 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah has a pretty nose of blueberry and boysenberry preserves, cassis, bacon fat, smoke, garrigue and lavender with a dense black fruit core. The palate is fullbodied and dense with lush black and blue fruits and tons of savory accents. The tannins are firm but ripe, and it finishes long and savory." ~ Wine Advocate 
 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque garnet AROMAS: blackberry, black plum, black pepper, smoked meat, black olive, fennel, dark chocolate FLAVORS: black plum, blueberry, blackberry compote, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, baking spices, espresso
Barrel Aging
Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 57% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Sirugue
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block 11F) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah (Estrella Clone)
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.598 g/100mL
pH
3.87
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
26.0
Harvest Date
10/3/16
Production
177 cases