2018 Petite Sirah
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Petite Sirah

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Available
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$40.00
 
SKU: EP18PS6P
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Wine & Spirits
91


Description

"I always love this variety from Epiphany, and the 2018 Petite Sirah Rodney's Vineyard is another wine well worth seeking out. Loaded with smoky black and blue fruits, notes of dried herbs, chocolate, iron, and a kiss of meatiness, and medium to full-bodied, it’s another ripe, sexy wine that leads firmly into the ripe, textured, hedonistic side of the spectrum while staying balanced and incredibly drinkable." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"Iodine, violet, tar and plum extract aromas show on the nose of this bottling from the Fess Parker family’s estate. It’s very tarry on the rich palate, where darkly charred fruit, dried meat and crushed herb flavors converge." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"While plenty ripe, there's restraint here, too, which makes this wine compelling. Starting out smoky and dark, with scents of fig and dark chocolate, the palate opens up into a spicy mélange of clove, mace and windblown dust. Its texture is firmed up by oak, and the wine has the depth for tri-tip." ~ Wine & Spirits 

Known and loved for its extraordinary inky color and full-bodied favors, Petite Sirah has become a staple in the Epiphany lineup. Blueberry, blackberry, plum, baking spices, smoked meat and tar aromas cannot be contained within the glass. Rich and balanced, this Petite Sirah will food the palate with dark fruit favors, dark chocolate, cinnamon and grilled herbs with a touch of vanilla coming through on the finish.

Petite Sirah is at its best when paired with richer, more fatty foods or bold exotic spices and herbs. Try with chicken in mole sauce, beefstroganoff, an aged gouda or blue cheese. If looking for a vegetarian option, sautéed mushrooms orstuffed peppers would hold up beautifully to this show-stopper

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 37% is new
Cooperage
Ermitage, Meyrieux, Francois Freres, Seguin Moreau
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 %
14.6
Acid
0.570 g/100mL
pH
3.67
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
25.4-25.5
Harvest Date
11/9/18
Production
587 cases


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