2016 Elite Syrah
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2016 Elite Syrah

Appellation
California
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$65.00
 
SKU: EP16ELITESY
Vinous
93
Wine Advocate
92

Description

"...Extra time in wood gives the red fruit, blood orange, spice/floral notes, added depth and unctuousness that is quite appealing, even if site and varietal character are naturally pushed into the background a bit. WInemaker Blair Fox gave the 2016 Elite 28 months in 100% French oak, 33% new." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Medium to deep ruby-purple and made entirely from Syrah, the 2016 Elite is scented of cedar and chocolate box with garrigue, violet, charcuterie, warm black cherries, baked blackberries, fried herbs and bacon fat. Fullbodied, it floods the mouth with dark fruits and savory flavors, with firm, grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing long and chocolaty." ~ Wine Advocate 

Elite is an elegant Syrah with notes of black fruits such as blueberry, blackberry and plum, black olive along with baking spices, sage, mineral and earth. This Syrah will most certainly hold up to a rib eye roast, spiced lamb chops or a smokey blue cheese. 

Tasting Notes
FLAVORS: blueberry, blackberry, plum, black olive, baking spices, sage, mineral, earth
Barrel Aging
Aged 28 months in 100% French oak, of which 33% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Mercurey
Vineyard Source
34% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block 11F), 33% Colson Canyon Vineyard (Block 2C) located in the Santa Maria Valley, 33% Stagecoach Vineyard (Block G3) in the Napa Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah (Clones: Estrella, 470, 877)
Alcohol %
14.8
Acid
0.582 g/100mL
pH
3.90
Appellation
California
Harvest Brix
25.5-26.6
Harvest Date
9/21-10/3/16
Production
74 cases