Epoch Winery is a phenomenal new label from Paso Robles. Justin Smith of SAXUM is the winemaker - not to be missed while still available.94 Points Robert Parker: "Moving to the 2012s from bottle, the 2012 Estate Blend is flat out gorgeous, with layered black raspberry, spice, crushed flowers and licorice all present in its full-bodied, seamless profile. Made from 45% Syrah, 24% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache and 11% Tempranillo, it’s perfectly balanced, has juicy acidity, and chewy tannin that emerges on the finish. While it’s a full-bodied effort, elegance and refinement are the name of the game here. Enjoy it over the coming 4-5 years."A dazzling blend of Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo and Mourvedre . Located on the west side of Paso Robles, the Paderewski Vineyard is a patchwork of different vineyard blocks matched to their specific soil and climate types. The Epoch 2010 Estate Blend captures that patchwork in a bottle. Predominantly Syrah, but combined with almost every other red variety from the estate, this wine gives a sweeping glimpse of the vineyard and our winemaking practices. As a true field blend, the Estate Blend combines 15 different harvest picks. 56% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 7% Tempranillo. This baby brother to Epoch's Authenticity, Veracity & Ingenuity is a delightful wine that doesn't break the bank. Five of its siblings all scored between 92 and 96 Points!
Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards
Wine seemed out of balance. My guess was that the addition of Tempranillo threw it out of wack. Not impressed.
Wine seemed out of balance. My guess was that the addition of Tempranillo threw it out of wack. Not impressed.8.2
Gets better and better
Gets better and better9.3
2012 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. 45% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 11% Tempranillo. Velvet mouthfeel and big fruit.
2012 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. 45% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 11% Tempranillo. Velvet mouthfeel and big fruit.9.5
Trying to clear out the cellar a bit... tough chore! @epochwines
Trying to clear out the cellar a bit... tough chore! @epochwines8.5
Melissa suggested this one and I hailed to her wisdom!
Melissa suggested this one and I hailed to her wisdom!9.2
Hapoy birthday! Yum!
Hapoy birthday! Yum!9.2
Raspberry and pine on the nose, perfume-y finish.
Raspberry and pine on the nose, perfume-y finish.9.2
Deep fruit flavour. Satin smoothness.
Deep fruit flavour. Satin smoothness.9.5
Very tasty wine. Syrah blend. Easy drinking.
Very tasty wine. Syrah blend. Easy drinking.9.2