Founded by Eli Parker at the turn of the last century, Epiphany was at first intended as a creative outlet for the then adventurous winemaking son of Fess Parker. As the years progressed, Eli assumed the role of Brand Visionary, paving the way for winemaker Blair Fox to assume the enological reins at the winery. The Epiphany portfolio of wines is comprised of fruit sourced primarily along Santa Barbara County, including esteemed vineyard sources.
Epiphany Cellars Gypsy Red Wine 2010
In the past, Gypsy was comprised of 100% Grenache. But with such an eclectic name, they decided the wine needed to be something a bit unique as well. So, this years Gypsy is a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. After aging for 26 months in 30% New French & American Oak, they bottled the wine and came up with the wine you are now enjoying! The combination of these three grapes brings out a very balanced wine. Mourvedre tends to be an intense wine heavy on tannins, but the fruit and richness of the Grenache tends to soften the grape while the spice and body of the Syrah gives it structure.
On the nose of the Gypsy, there are hints of black cherry, allspice, vanilla and hints of leather followed by a silky smooth texture on the palate with a light vanilla finish. This wine will pair nicely with pizza, pasta, grilled or roasted meats like Dad’s pork chops on the grill and root vegetables. Enjoy Gypsy while you can because, as the name suggests, it won’t be around for long!
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