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2018 Grenache
Technical Data
Composition
91% Grenache, 9% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.510 g/100mL
pH
3.6
Harvest Brix
26.2-28.4
Harvest Date
10/30-11/15/18
Production
547 cases
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Grenache

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Varietal
Grenache
Wine Enthusiast
92
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
93
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$35.00
 
SKU: EP18GREN


Vineyard Sources
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks P2, N2, P1 & J1) located on the Fess Parker home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley
Barrel Aging
Aged 19 months in 100% 500L French oak puncheons, of which 25% is new
Cooperage
Ermitage, Mercurey
Technical Data
Composition
91% Grenache, 9% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.510 g/100mL
pH
3.6
Harvest Brix
26.2-28.4
Harvest Date
10/30-11/15/18
Production
547 cases
Description

A dark ruby in the glass, our 2018 Grenache isfruit-forward and aromatic with a crisp acidity. Dark fruit aromas of black raspberry, blackberry and black cherry steer the aromatics backed by baking spices, anise and lavender. We decided to blend this vintage with a touch of Syrah to add tannin and depth. On the palate, black cherry and blackberry preserve shine through rounded out by herbs de Provence, dark chocolate and vanilla.

Grenache’s spice lends itself to be paired with spiced and herb-heavy dishes. Roasted meat and vegetables or a grilled tuna steak are natural choices along with many ethnic foods.

Wine Critic Reviews
"...a pretty big wine. The presence of 9% co-fermented Syrah adds darkness and volume. Dark red cherry/plum, spice, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco fill out the layers. This is very nicely done." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "Elegant layers of crumpled red flowers, incense, raspberry and a light hint of dried meat show on the nose of this bottling. Iodine and sanguine elements rise on the palate, where smashed berries, plums, star anise and mace converge into a satisfying sip." ~ Wine Enthusiast "...a terrific value, offering lots of peppery red fruits, herbes de Provence, and spice notes in a medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant package. Mostly destemmed and including 9% Syrah, it’s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck


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