Epoch Estate Wines Veracity Red Rhone Blend 2013

$64.95

95 Parker - New Paso Cult Wine       Epoch Winery is a phenomenal new label from Paso Robles.  Justin Smith of SAXUM is consulting winemaker - not to be missed while still available. 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck:  "The GSM blend of the estate the checks in as 66% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and 16% Syrah (more Grenache than normal), the 2014 Veracity offers a classic Paso nose of sexy, ripe black fruits, melted licorice, charcoal and roasted meats. Deep, rich and concentrated, it cuts a tight, focused path on the palate, with plenty of tannin, terrific freshness and a great finish. It has terrific purity.... ...Epoch’s Jordan Fiorentini has knocked it out of the park with these latest 2014s and 2015s, and I suspect these are the most complete, balanced wines from her to date. While the estate is located on York Mountain, all these wines come from their estate Paderewski Vineyard located off of Peachy Canyon road, on the westside of Paso Robles. As I hope the reviews and scores show, these are terrific wines." 94 Points Robert Parker: "A blend of 66% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and 16% Syrah, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored Veracity Proprietary Red has a gorgeous baked raspberry and kirsch nose with hints of Indian spices and smoky bacon plus a waft of garrigue. Full-bodied, with a firm frame of grainy tannins and lively acid reining in the gregarious fruit, it finishes with lingering earthy accents. 875 cases were made."

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Snagged this on an impromptu visit to Epoch several months ago. I remember it being a favorite with its healthy dollop of Mourvedre yet considerably tight, this is much more open. Tannins still run a little coarse and oak heavy, but that beautiful black and blue fruit is hitting its stride. There’s a lot of exotic and sweet spice notes balanced by earthier notes of sage brush, pine forest, volcanic rocks. It carries weight yet some nice lift too given how much ballast is here. Not a style I reach for often but enjoying this 49 GR 34 MV 17 SY

Snagged this on an impromptu visit to Epoch several months ago. I remember it being a favorite with its healthy dollop of Mourvedre yet considerably tight, this is much more open. Tannins still run a little coarse and oak heavy, but that beautiful black and blue fruit is hitting its stride. There’s a lot of exotic and sweet spice notes balanced by earthier notes of sage brush, pine forest, volcanic rocks. It carries weight yet some nice lift too given how much ballast is here. Not a style I reach for often but enjoying this 49 GR 34 MV 17 SY

9.0

Eric S

Soft and a hint of tart cranberry. Dry as a bone.

Soft and a hint of tart cranberry. Dry as a bone.

9.3

Joseph Barsky

2013 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Big red fruits reminding me of a Jolly Rancher. Velvet mouthfeel and finish.

2013 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Big red fruits reminding me of a Jolly Rancher. Velvet mouthfeel and finish.

9.4

Joseph Barsky

2013 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Big fruit for a Grenache dominant wine.

2013 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Big fruit for a Grenache dominant wine.

9.3

Daniel Pariser

Very big for Rhône blend. Black currant up front, cocoa and baking spices on the finish. Nice tannin balance. Some of the characteristic past jamminess but not too much. Really good.

Very big for Rhône blend. Black currant up front, cocoa and baking spices on the finish. Nice tannin balance. Some of the characteristic past jamminess but not too much. Really good.

9.1

Peggy Hadley

2 bottles.

2 bottles.

9.1

Xista

Fantastic blend, ruby color, bold, vanilla notes. Extremely mineral

Fantastic blend, ruby color, bold, vanilla notes. Extremely mineral

9.6

Peidong Yang

Black raspberry, roster spice, full-body, really like it!

Black raspberry, roster spice, full-body, really like it!

9.3

Doug Scott

Grippy tannins, dark fruit, spicy cocoa, burnt bacon finish. Patience allowing will wait a couple years and compare. 49% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre, 17% Syrah.

Grippy tannins, dark fruit, spicy cocoa, burnt bacon finish. Patience allowing will wait a couple years and compare. 49% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre, 17% Syrah.

9.1

Phil Castellano

High quality GMS. Ruby color, oak on the front, fruity, and quick berry flavored finish.

High quality GMS. Ruby color, oak on the front, fruity, and quick berry flavored finish.

9.2

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