2018 Inspiration Red
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Inspiration Red

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Available
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$29.00
 
SKU: EP18INSRED
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
94


Description

"...a powerful, savory wine. Pipe tobacco, blood orange, cedar, new leather, licorice, rose petal and mint are laced into a core of bright red berry fruit. This is another wine that shows just how magical 2018 is as a vintage." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous 

"...Up-front and already delicious, it has a Southern Rhône-like style in its darker berries, kirsch, savory herbs, and cured meat aromas and
flavors. This medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced blend shows the purity as well as quality of the 2018 vintage." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"Violet- and lilac-sachet aromas meet with dark strawberry and Concord grape on the nose of this blend...Dark floral tones arise on the sip, from lavender to inky rose petal, with hints of brighter elderflower as well, all laid atop dark-plum fruit." ~ Wine Enthusiast

New to the Epiphany line-up is Inspiration Red. This red Rhône blend was inspired by the outstanding blends produced out of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region in Southeastern France. The 2018 Inspiration Red is made up of 42% Mourvedre, 27% Counoise, 26% Cinsault and 5% Grenache, with the majority of the fruit coming from our estate Vineyard, Rodney’s. 

It’s an approachable wine with a medium body, fresh fruit characteristics and smooth finish. On the nose you’ll find inviting aromas of strawberry, black cherry, dried herbs, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and nutmeg. Bright red fruit flavors, vanilla and baking spices grace the palate.

Inspiration Red will pair well with a wide variety of foods, from grilled steak & lamb, to stews and rich seafood dishes.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark ruby AROMAS: cherry, red plum, black raspberry, Kirsch liqueur, lavender, baking spices, cinnamon, vanilla FLAVORS: black cherry, boysenberry, smoked herb, red currant, chocolate, vanilla
Barrel Aging
Aged 19 months in 100% French oak Puncheons, of which 38% is new
Cooperage
Atelier Centre, Gamba, Leroi
Vineyard Source
74% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks O1 & S), 26% Camp Four Vineyard (Blocks 10 & N2) both located in the Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Specs
Composition
42% Mourvedre, 27% Counoise, 26% Cinsaut, 5% Grenache
Alcohol %
14.8
Acid
0.530 g/100mL
pH
3.74
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
22.6-26.6
Harvest Date
11/7-11/15/18
Production
1,137 cases


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