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2018 The Story

2018 The Story
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At the blending table each year, Anita takes great pride in the fact that a Grenache should be a Grenache! Hence the almost 100% Grenache-dominated blend. Copia’s Story tends to be spicy and lively with big powerful berry flavors, and this year is no exception. There is a gorgeous blackcurrant note blended with peppercorns, anise, and violets from the tiny bit of Syrah that composes this wine. Deep purple, medium-bodied and vibrant, The Story is a showstopping wine with all the flair and fun that comes with a Grenache-driven blend.
 
 

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91pts, Wine Enthusiast
 
91-93 pts, Jeb Dunnuck | Not yet bottled, the Grenache-dominated 2018 The Story (there's 3% Syrah) sports a deeper purple color as well as terrific notes of cassis, cracked peppercorns, violets, and sappy underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, with good acidity and a lively yet powerful style, drink it over the coming 7-8 years.

 

 

Winemaking

Varietals were handpicked in October at the peak of flavor ripeness and phenolic maturity. Grapes were carefully cluster sorted, 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. After a cold maceration, élevage included daily punch-downs, pump-overs and pneumotage. The wine rested for 20 months 45% new French oak. Bottled on June 23, 2020.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
97% Grenache, 3% Syrah
Appellation
Edna Valley
Vineyard Designation
Jespersen Ranch
Alcohol %
15.1
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