2017 Petite Sirah
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2017 Petite Sirah

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Available
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$37.00
 
SKU: EP17PS6P
Wine Enthusiast
94
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
94

Description

“Inky dark in the glass, this bottling from the Fess Parker family’s vineyard starts with tarry tones before opening toward aromas of smoked beef ribs and black currant jam. It’s a mouthful of wine on the palate, presenting blueberry, smoked meat and crushed stone, hitting all the dark grape’s classic marks.” ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"...is superb. Inky, rich and deep, the 2017 captures the essence of what makes Petite so special. Time in the glass brings out a whole range of lavender, spice, menthol and licorice overtones. There is some reduction (which is common with Petite), so the 2017 needs to be opened well in advance. The tannins, often an issue with Petite, have largely been tamed." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...loaded with ripe blueberry and raspberry fruits as well as notes of spice and chocolate. This rich, chewy, mouthfilling effort has good overall balance..." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Looking for a big red that stands up to a great steak? Well look no further; this Petite Sirah is a full-bodied powerhouse with loads of dark fruit, dark chocolate, tar and smoked meat on the palate. This wine offers classic aromas of dark berries, vanilla, baking spices and pepper on the nose.

Don’t be afraid to pair with any smoked or roasted meats. This Petite Sirah will also hold up to richer more fatty foods because of its natural acidity. Better yet, pair with any dark chocolate dessert.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque purple AROMAS: blueberry, blackberry, plum, tar, smoked meat, vanilla, baking spices, pepper FLAVORS: blueberry, plum, dark chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, grilled herbs
Barrel Aging
Aged 20 months in French oak, of which 43% is new
Cooperage
Ermitage, Meyrieux, François Frères, Gillet
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks Q & R) located on the Fess Parker Home Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Petite Sirah (Clones Palisades & Rockpile)
Alcohol %
15.1
Acid
0.559 g/100mL
pH
3.74
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
25.6-26.7
Harvest Date
10/12-10/16/17
Production
719 cases
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