2018 Syrah-Cabernet
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2018 Syrah-Cabernet

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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Description

"...a bold wine, starting with smoky layers of baked blackberry, tar and charcuterie. The rich palate shows a touch of  fig and raisin, with salted caramel and light pepper spices." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"The 2018 Syrah - Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly Syrah-dominated and is a 60/40 split of Syrah and Cabernet. It has some classic Cabernet cassis, tobacco, and lead pencil notes as well as more peppery, herbal background nuances. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and with a kiss of detracting vanilla oak, it's going to shine for 4-6 years or so." ~ Jeb Dunnuck 

A rich, full-bodied wine that features the classic depth and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon balanced by Syrah's notoriously jammy, more fruit-forward flavors. This wine offers savory aromas of dark berries, cassis, baking spices and vanilla that intermingle with earthy notes of dried tobacco, cigar box and saddle leather. Black currant and other dark fruit flavors linger on the palate, supported by hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and earth.

This bold blend will stand up beautifully to richly seasoned meats and herbaceous savory dishes. Try it with a rosemary & garlic spiced rack of lamb or a spice-rubbed grilled steak.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: dark berries, cassis, baking spices, vanilla, dried tobacco, cigar box, saddle leather FLAVORS: dark fruit flavors, dark chocolate, vanilla, hint of black currant
Barrel Aging
Aged for 20 months in French & American oak, of which 5% was new
Cooperage
Boswell, Quintessence, Sirugue
Vineyard Source
100% Camp Four Vineyard (Blocks 16 & 17) located in the Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Specs
Composition
60% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.590 g/100mL
pH
3.69
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
25.3-26.8
Harvest Date
11/9-11/12/18
Production
519 cases


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