Epoch Estate Wines

Epoch Estate Wines

Block B Paso Robles Syrah 2018

2018 vintage. 100% syrah. Willow Creek District. Paderewski Vineyard. Heavy body. Multi-faceted nose. Price has crept up substantially so it is no longer a QPR/bang for the buck darling but is still rocking at full volume. Sometimes, you gotta drop the coin for the concert. 5.29.24. — 18 days ago

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These can be monsters young, but I’m a fan.

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York Mountain Viognier 2019

Viognier from York Mountain. Nose is roses, apricot, honeysuckle, some musk. Flavor has apricot, mineral-salinity, peach skin, toast. Good acidity and bit of oiliness through long finish. — 7 months ago

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Wonderful Viognier.

Sine Qua Non

Trouver l'Arène Syrah

Finally landed one of these beauties and the wine did not disappoint. Big and bold and expressive. Got better over the evening and paired up nicely with a tenderloin. Have to say though, it wasn’t spectacularly better than Central Coast Syrahs I’ve had from Saxum, TH Vineyards, Epoch or Law. Not saying I won’t seek out another one but I am feeling good about my cellar. I get though that there is not a direct linear ratio between cost and quality and sometimes an incremental but important change comes at a price. Having said all this, the wine is great and the makers are to be celebrated. I really admire what they do. — 3 years ago

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Estate Blend Red Rhone Blend 2019

2019 vintage. 51% Syrah, 17% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 7% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 3% Carignan, 2% Zinfandel. Willow Creek District. 78% Paderewski Vyd, 11% Capapult Vyd, 11% York Mountain Vyd. Heavy/full-bodied. Out of the four, current, Epoch red efforts, this had the best QPR. Just under $40 resto cost. 5.29.24. — 18 days ago

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Ingenuity Red Rhone Blend 2018

2018 vintage. 36% Petite Syrah, 30% Syrah, 22% Mouvèdre, 12% Grenache. Broken up betwixt Paderewski (77%) and Catapult (23%) Vineyards. Big, bigly and bigger body. Monster push throughout. Good luck. Now or in the next decade yields a great drinking experience. 5.29.24. — 18 days ago

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Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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9.2

Last of my bottles. This has a profile that seems to allow for early drinking, and the tannin and acidity here don’t make me regret finishing these (though I’m sure this will be just fine for 5+yrs in this type of profile).

Between a 92-93 here. One of my bottles poured for a big Paso theme (2010 Epoch Block B, 2015 Torrin Akashi, 2012 Saxum JBV, and others), this was close to pop and pour. When I first had this two years ago, it had a reductive/smoked meat profile on the nose that has disappated. Aromatics show lots of black cherry, black raspberries, amaretto, baking spices and espresso. Quite perfumed. The palate is juicy and lush, with more high toned black fruits, cedar, a roasted character and a lip smacking jamminess on the finish. Unabashedly Paso.

As an aside, it’s crazy how these can be found around $50 now after Constellation bought this label out...I paid $75! Good value at $50, not so good at $75.
— 3 years ago

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The ‘16 was amazing. ‘17 not as much

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Authenticity Red Rhone Blend 2013

Shay A
9.3

Love what Epoch is doing at the estate, and have always been a fan of the wines. This 2013 is 82 Syrah/18 Mourvèdre, all from Paderewski vineyard. Followed over two days.

From start to finish, everything about this is Paso. Any time a wine can speak to place, that’s a checkmark for me. As most high quality Paso wines do, this has a weightless yet jam-packed fruit profile. Decidedly dark, but with 11yrs, it’s fading from black fruits to a kiss of red fruits. Mixed berry jam initially on the nose before it shows a spiced profile of cherry jerky, espresso, red and black currant and a sweet dark fig at the finish. Day 1 showed the spice upfront whereas day 2 showed the softened fig profile. Both enjoyable, just different. Enjoy over the next few years before this sheds its classical fruit.
— 22 days ago

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Catapult & Paderewski Vineyard Mourvedre 2017

Loved this one. Rich and earthy like a Cabernet without all the astringency. Karen’s favorite. — 2 years ago

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York Mountain Syrah 2018

Well crafted for its Inaugural Release…… — 3 years ago

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Gratitude Vinegrove Vineyard Old Vine Grenache 2018

My last Gratitude, so now I’m bitter🥴

In the spring of 2018, our Winemaker, Jordan Fiorentini, headed Down Under to work a harvest in Barossa Valley, Australia with one of Bill Armstrong’s good wine buddies, Michael Twelftree of Two Hands Wines. During Jordan’s visit, the two bonded over their love of Grenache, and thus, worked together to create a wine from some stunning 70-year-old Grenache vines in the area. The 50% whole cluster fermentation took place in Barossa, but the resulting wine made its way back to Paso Robles to do its barrel-aging and bottling in our winery. This collaboration between two countries is the perfect way to say thank you to doctors, nurses, & volunteers who serve on the front lines during this global pandemic.

$40 a bottle; all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders
— 4 years ago

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