Epiphany 2004 Block 2 Camp Four Vineyard Syrah (Santa Barbara County)
Why are all of Epiphany's ‘04 Syrahs so high in alcohol? This one is 16%. Granted, the vintage was a scorcher, but others in Santa Barbara managed to produce beautiful, balanced Syrahs in ‘04. Not this one, which is hot and simple.
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