2017 Grenache
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Epiphany Wine Co

2017 Grenache

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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SKU: EP17GREN
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
92

Description

"Dark, candied fruit aromas of mulberry meet with sage, marjoram and baking spice on the complex nose of this single-vineyard expression. The palate is both full and hearty yet crisp in texture, blending dark cherry with peppery black cardamom, as acidity and tannins push into the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"...a gorgeous, expressive wine. Sweet red berry fruit, floral top notes and a gentle hint of spice infuse the Grenache with lovely layers of nuance. Forward and so inviting, the 2017 has a lot to offer. Most importantly, it is absolutely delicious and full of varietal character." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...This medium ruby-colored effort offers a spicy, peppery style as well as lots of garrigue and herbes de Provence notes, medium-bodied richness, light tannins, and a good finish. It's a complex, mid-weight, delicious Grenache to drink over the coming 4-5 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 vintage produced a Grenache that is rich and flavorful. As with prior vintages, we decided to blend a little Syrah into the mix, helping to add structure and depth to the palate. Prevailing on the nose are dark berry aromas with baking spices, vanilla and anise. Bright strawberry and cherry dominate the palate, rounded out with notes of white pepper, currant and dark chocolate.

The highly intense nature of this Grenache lends itself to be paired with braised or smoked meat, but it would be delicious with cassoulet or a classic charcuterie board.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark ruby AROMAS: black raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, baking spices, anise, vanilla, lavender FLAVORS: black cherry, dark chocolate, herbs de Provence, blackberry preserve, black currant, vanilla
Barrel Aging
Aged 17 months in 100% 500L French oak puncheons, of which 32% is new
Cooperage
Ermitage, Mercurey, Atelier
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks P2, P1 & F3) located on the Fess Parker home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.558 g/100mL
pH
3.57
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
26.2-27.1
Harvest Date
10/19-10/20/17
Production
527 cases