2016 Revelation
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2016 Revelation

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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$49.00
 
SKU: EP16REVRED6P
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
94
Vinous
92

Description

"Dark black-currant and gingerbread spice aromas show on the nose of this single-vineyard blend of 56% Grenache and 44% Syrah. It’s rich and unctuous on the palate, with cassis and violet flavors. It is attention-grabbing yet also balanced by acidity and a subtle structure." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"The 2016 Revelation Rodney's Vineyard is a barrel selection, 56% Grenache done in foudres and 44% Syrah aged in barrique, a combination that works very well. Pliant and inviting, the Revelation is super-expressive. Grenache red cherry, kirsch and floral notes are especially evident today." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

The 2016 vintage of this classic Rhône blend is 56% Grenache and 44% Syrah. Grenache adds red fruit flavors and complementary spice while Syrah brings balance and contributes to the depth of this wine's opaque purple color. This versatile blend can be paired with roast meats, hearty game, mature cheese or dishes with spice. 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque purple AROMAS: blueberry, black cherry, boysenberry, cinnamon, vanilla, rose petal, black raspberry, toasty oak, sage FLAVORS: black cherry, red plum, blueberry, anise, baking chocolate, vanilla
Barrel Aging
Aged 20 months in 100% French oak, of which 40% is new 228L Burgundy barrels and 500L Puncheons
Cooperage
Ermitage, Francois Freres, Mercurey
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks J, P1 & F) from the Fess Parker Home Ranch located in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
56% Grenache, 44% Syrah
Alcohol %
16.1
Acid
0.555 g/100mL
pH
3.58
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
24.8-26.6
Harvest Date
9/23-10/12/16
Production
378 cases