2018 Inspiration
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Inspiration

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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SKU: EP18INS
Wine Enthusiast
92
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
90

Description

"Waxy aromas of paraffin and lemon peel are lifted by a touch of plumeria on the nose of this bottling. It's vibrant on the palate, with lively flavors of lime zest and chalk, making for an engaging sip whose structure lasts for days." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"...Notes of ripe melon, nectarine, flowers, and sappy herbs all emerge from the glass of this classy, medium-bodied, dry white, which has good acidity and a clean, crisp finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck 

"...Apricot, candied orange peel, yellow flowers and a kiss of sweet oak give Inspiration its distinctly exotic feel. Readers will find plenty to like in this flamboyant white." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

With Inspiration we strive for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape style white Rhône blend, with tropical aromas of white flowers, jasmine and honeydew melon that marry well with vanilla, nectarine and orange marmalade. Tangerine, vanilla and almond flavors flood the palate followed by hints of honeysuckle and lemon cream. 

The fruitiness and fatness of this blend comes from its Grenache Blanc base, Roussanne contributes fresh peach aromas, while Viognier and a touch of Marsanne add acidity, with floral and mineral notes. 

Pair with shellfish, chicken, pork and vegetable dishes prepared with savory butter or cream sauces. 

Barrel Aging
Aged 7 months in 16% new French oak barrels
Cooperage
Rousseau, Mercurey, Ermitage
Vineyard Source
77% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks O2, K1 & H), 23% Camp Four Vineyard (Block 22) both located in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
51% Grenache Blanc, 23% Roussanne, 21% Viognier, 5% Marsanne
Alcohol %
13.8
Acid
0.642 g/100mL
pH
3.14
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
21.0-25.8
Harvest Date
9/19-10/30/18
Production
962 cases