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2017 Epiphany GSM
2017 Epiphany GSM

2017 GSM
, Thompson Vineyard
Santa Barbara County

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
93 Points - Vinous

Polished and elegantly layered Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah offers red plum and black cherry on the nose, with scent of cigar box, forest floor, bay, baking spices and vanilla. Expressive black raspberry, sassafras and smoky pepper flavors that linger with salted dark chocolate, red plum, black raspberry, and cherry on the finish.

This dark-ruby GSM blend from Thompson Vineyard – along the Alisos Canyon corridor in Santa Barbara County – is richly pleasing. Aged in large-format puncheons for 20 months, with 22% of the French oak barrels being a year old or more. Drink now through 2025

Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Varietal Composition:
  58% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah
Vineyard Source:  100% Thompson Vineyard (Blocks 1E, 2A, 1B)
Aging:  Aged in large format 500L French oak Puncheons for 20 months, of which 22% new French oak
Cooperage:  Atelier Centre, Ermitage, Francois Freres
Harvest Brix:
  23.8 - 26.6
Acid:  0.564 g/100ml
pH:  3.80
Alcohol:  14.5%
Production:  253 cases

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