Epoch Estate Wines

Estate Blend Red Rhone Blend

9.2305 ratings
9.237 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Grenache
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Colin McCartney

Smokey meat aromas and faint menthol on the nose. Generous flavors of black cherry, white pepper, and cedar coat the palate. Nice tannic backbone helps out with a lengthy finish.

Smokey meat aromas and faint menthol on the nose. Generous flavors of black cherry, white pepper, and cedar coat the palate. Nice tannic backbone helps out with a lengthy finish.

2 people found it helpfulSep 24th, 2014
Aaron Means

Deliciously ripe estate field blend. Very yummy.

Deliciously ripe estate field blend. Very yummy.

2 people found it helpfulAug 20th, 2014
Chris Nowakowski

Straight up Berry Jam on the nose. Same is true of the up front taste of the wine, but it's black berry fruits....not strawberry or other pit fruits. You definitely get some of the alcohol, being 15.4%, but it certainly isn't as extreme as the % might elicit. Finish is decent, longer than you realize until you take the time to pay attention. This is a better-than-good compromise of a New World selection for those that typically prefer Old World. ....well, it's certainly New World but I'd expect appreciation on the sheet quality of this wine.

Straight up Berry Jam on the nose. Same is true of the up front taste of the wine, but it's black berry fruits....not strawberry or other pit fruits. You definitely get some of the alcohol, being 15.4%, but it certainly isn't as extreme as the % might elicit. Finish is decent, longer than you realize until you take the time to pay attention. This is a better-than-good compromise of a New World selection for those that typically prefer Old World. ....well, it's certainly New World but I'd expect appreciation on the sheet quality of this wine.

2 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2014
Rob Brobst III

Needed 8 years….🤷🏽‍♂️

Needed 8 years….🤷🏽‍♂️

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2021
Simon Weston

Earthy blackberry nose. Savory cherry and currant taste with decent acidity. Long fruit finish. Ready to drink. Doesn’t get better with extended breathing times now.

Earthy blackberry nose. Savory cherry and currant taste with decent acidity. Long fruit finish. Ready to drink. Doesn’t get better with extended breathing times now.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2021
Chris

Big and bright wine with rich berry, tobacco, and leather character.

Big and bright wine with rich berry, tobacco, and leather character.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2021
Jim McCusker

One of the earlier vintages of Epoch, this one is 60% syrah, 19% grenache, 9% tempranillo, 8% zin, and 4% mourvedre. Drinking incredibly well, although I suspect it is just a bit past peak and will likely not improve much more in the coming years. Recommend enjoying this one now if you still have it in your cellar!

One of the earlier vintages of Epoch, this one is 60% syrah, 19% grenache, 9% tempranillo, 8% zin, and 4% mourvedre. Drinking incredibly well, although I suspect it is just a bit past peak and will likely not improve much more in the coming years. Recommend enjoying this one now if you still have it in your cellar!

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 ‘Estate Blend’ combines mainly Syrah (58%) with smaller portions of Mourvedre, Grenache and Tempranillo. Highly fragrant in the glass, the wine delivers white pepper and blackberry cobbler aromatics that mingle with shades of bacon fat and cigar box that all combine seamlessly. Once on the mouth, the wine effortlessly glides across the mid-palate. Dense red and dark fruits mingle with chocolate cake, leather and shades of clove crusted smoked pork belly. Delightful now, the 2016 ‘Estate Blend’ impresses with its serious range and texture. It’ll be sensational to enjoy for at least another decade. Drink 2020-2032- 95

The 2016 ‘Estate Blend’ combines mainly Syrah (58%) with smaller portions of Mourvedre, Grenache and Tempranillo. Highly fragrant in the glass, the wine delivers white pepper and blackberry cobbler aromatics that mingle with shades of bacon fat and cigar box that all combine seamlessly. Once on the mouth, the wine effortlessly glides across the mid-palate. Dense red and dark fruits mingle with chocolate cake, leather and shades of clove crusted smoked pork belly. Delightful now, the 2016 ‘Estate Blend’ impresses with its serious range and texture. It’ll be sensational to enjoy for at least another decade. Drink 2020-2032- 95

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2020
Eric Urbani

No Zin in the ‘14, vs. a touch in the ‘15 which needs quite a bit more time to evolve.

No Zin in the ‘14, vs. a touch in the ‘15 which needs quite a bit more time to evolve.

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2019
Eric Urbani

No Zin in the ‘14, vs. a touch in the ‘15

No Zin in the ‘14, vs. a touch in the ‘15

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2019