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2018 Epiphany GSM
2018 Epiphany GSM

2018 GSM
, Thompson Vineyard
Santa Barbara County

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

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

Being so robust, moderate to heavy dishes are best paired with this GSM.
Think fattier steaks, grilled sausage, duck risotto, mushrooms or dishes with Mediterranean spices.

This GSM blend from Thompson Vineyard from the Alisos Canyon corridor in Santa Barbara County is richly pleasing.  Aged in large-format puncheons for 19 months, 17% of the French oak barrels being new.  A big bold blend with great aging potential.  Drink now through 2028.

Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Varietal Composition:
  56% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre
Vineyard Source:  100% Thompson Vineyard (Blocks 1E (Grenache), 1B (Syrah), 2A (Mourvèdre)) located in the Alisos Canyon corridor in Santa Barbara County
Aging:  Aged 19 months in 75% 500L French oak puncheons, of which 17% is new French oak
Cooperage:  Francois Freres, Rosseau, Atelier
Harvest Brix:
  24.4 - 26.8
Acid:  0.524 g/100ml
pH:  3.78
Alcohol:  14.7%
Production:  281 cases

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