2016 Hampton Syrah
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Epiphany Wine Co

2016 Hampton Syrah

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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$37.00
 
SKU: EP16SYHAM6P
Wine Enthusiast
92

Description

"Very ripe blackberry and black-plum aromas are lifted by compacted violets on the nose...It lands on the palate with full flavors of blackberry reduction sauce, charred meat and pepper spice, with acidity that rolls into the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast

Dark fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black plum drive the nose, followed by dried herbs, tar, smoke and BBQ meat. Blackberry along with blueberry compote dominate the palate, while notes of leather, grilled herbs, dark chocolate and scorched earth complete this full-bodied Syrah. 

For fun, try the 2016 Hampton Syrah with a hard cheese like Gouda, however as a general rule, you can't go wrong pairing with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game or a nice beef stew. 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: blackberry, blueberry, black plum, dried herbs, tar, smoke, BBQ meat FLAVORS: blackberry, blueberry compote, leather, grilled herbs, dark chocolate, scorched earth
Barrel Aging
Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 33% is new
Cooperage
Meyrieux, Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
100% Hampton Vineyard located in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.512 g/100mL
pH
3.84
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
24.7
Harvest Date
9/2/16
Production
298 cases