2018 Counoise
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Counoise

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Available
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SKU: EP18COU
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
92


Description

"I loved the 2018 Counoise Rodney's Vineyard, and it’s always fun to see this variety on its own. Offering a solid ruby/plum color as well as complex notes of mulberries, blackberries, leather, flowers, and peppery herbs, it’s medium-bodied, has a great mid-palate, integrated acidity, and ripe tannins...and should keep for 4-5 years as well." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"A ruby shade in the glass, this bottling pops on the nose with pomegranate and joyous red-plum aromas, as toasty brown Christmas spices linger in the background. Tangy acidity and a relatively light body present baked red-plums flavors on the palate." ~ Wine Enthusiast

Generally used in blends, we have chosen to use Counoise as a standalone to showcase its quality and complexity. On the nose, aromas of dark cherry, wild black raspberry and red plum dominate, with secondary notes of cedar, anise, vanilla and baking spices. Black cherry, plum and wild strawberry coat the palate with finishing notes of cinnamon, vanilla and sandalwood.

Counoise would be a perfect complement to sausage and shrimp jambalaya, grilled lamb chops or stuffed bell peppers.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: dark cherry, wild black raspberry, forest floor, cedar, anise, red plum, vanilla, baking spices FLAVORS: black cherry, plum, wild strawberry, cinnamon, vanilla, sandalwood
Barrel Aging
Aged 19 months in 100% neutral French oak puncheon barrels
Cooperage
Gamba
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Block S) from the Fess Parker Home Ranch located in the Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Specs
Composition
100% Counoise
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.560 g/100mL
pH
3.53
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
24.0
Harvest Date
11/9/18
Production
111 cases


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