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2020 Bien Nacido Syrah
Technical Data
Composition
100% Syrah (Estrella clone)
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.630 g/100mL
pH
3.72
Harvest Brix
25.2
Harvest Date
10/13/20
Production
314 cases
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2020 Bien Nacido Syrah

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Varietal
Syrah
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
95
Vinous
94
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$49.00
 
SKU: EP20SYBNV6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (block 11F) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Barrel Aging
Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 33% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Meyrieux
Technical Data
Composition
100% Syrah (Estrella clone)
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.630 g/100mL
pH
3.72
Harvest Brix
25.2
Harvest Date
10/13/20
Production
314 cases
Description

The iconic Bien Nacido Vineyard, with a long history dating back to 1837, is a cool climate vineyard with rocky soils. While best known for producing critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it also produces fantastic Syrah.

The 2020 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah will stain your glass a beautiful inky hue of opaque garnet. The nose offers enticing aromas of dark fruits accented by notes of black pepper, smoked meat and dark chocolate. On the palate, expect a velvety mouthfeel with well-integrated tannins, revealing layers of dark fruit compote, savory spices, and a touch of earthiness giving way to hints of dark chocolate and espresso on the long, satisfying finish.

Pair with slow-cooked meats, peppercorn steak, hearty stews, roasted duck or anything with bacon!

Wine Critic Reviews
"The saturated purple-hued 2020 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard is stunning stuff. Coming from an unquestionably Grand Cru terroir just east of Santa Maria, it’s 100% Syrah that was 70% destemmed and aged 21 months in one-third new barrels. Awesome aromatics of bloody red and blue fruits, ground pepper, iron, woodsmoke, and subtle cigar nuances define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a lush, opulent, mouth-filling texture, sweet tannins, and a great finish. This pedal-to-the-metal, sexy, up-front Syrah is best drunk in its first 7-8 years or so." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "…terrific. Bold and ample on the palate, the 2020 offers up inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, cloves and menthol. This deep, powerhouse Syrah packs a serious punch. The 25% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer dimension of the fruit. This is beautifully done." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "Roasted blackberry, savory charred meat and light caramel aromas converge on the nose of this bottling. The palate is thick in mouthfeel and richly textured, showing heavy flavors of iodine, smoked meat and caramelized fruits as the acidity holds tight." ~ Wine Enthusiast


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