Epiphany Cellars

2012 Gypsy

Red Blend •'Camp Four' and Rodney's Vineyard

Santa Barbara County

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Today’s Epiphany Cellars 2012 Gypsy is the winery’s signature blend. Each year winemaker Blair Fox selects from the best blocks at the winery’s vineyard sources. This award-winning vintage is complex, balanced, delicious, interesting - and a total steal.

Today’s Epiphany Cellars 2012 Gypsy ** is a truly delectable blend of 27% Mourvedre, 23% Cinsault, 18% Counoise, 17% Grenache, and 15% Syrah - from the winery’s fabled **Camp Four Vineyard and Rodney’s Vineyard, both located in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The Gypsy blend has been the winery’s signature blend for years. In fact, we first featured a Gypsy back when their 2008 vintage was the winery’s blend of the day. Gypsy changes in composition from vintage to vintage, depending on the skill and knowledge of winemaker, Blair Fox. This 2012 is a balanced, masterful blend that is easy drinking - and anything but boring.

Very highly recommended.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Brilliant perfect ruby red, from core to edge. Tall, skinny legs streak down the glass after a hearty swirl.

Smell:

Dusty cherry, raspberry, strawberry and red currant are infused with cedar, spice, summer forest floor, vanilla, dusty bramble and black pepper.

Taste:

Black cherry, young strawberry, red plum, cinnamon & clove, smoked blueberry, smoked meat, cocoa and dried fall leaves.

Finish:

Extra long, with red fruit that gradually yields to earthy flavors of spice and fall leaves.

Pairing:

Enjoy this very food friendly wine with blackened chicken, blackened salmon or a nice spice rubbed steak on the BBQ.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Blair Fox
Vineyards
81% Camp Four Vineyard & 19% Rodney’s Vineyard
Blend
27% Mourvedre
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23% Cinsault
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18% Counoise
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17% Grenache
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15% Syrah
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date
November 2 - November 13
Acid
0.529 g/100mL
pH
3.71
Brix
22.5-26.1
Aging
20 months in
Barrels
15% new & 85% 1-year old or older large format French oak puncheons

About the Winery

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