Epoch Estate Wines

Estate Blend Red Rhone Blend

9.2285 ratings
9.134 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
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

Apr 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.

Sep 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

Sep 13th, 2019
Douglas Braun

61%-Paderewski Vineyard 31%-Catapult Vineyard - then Varietal wise 53% -Syrah 26%-Mouvedre 13 - Grenache 5%-Tempranillo 3% - Zinfandel (whew)on the nose seems like the Syrah and Mouvedre rule -very new World- black fruit ,spice, big tannins little higher on Alcohol (15.1%)

61%-Paderewski Vineyard 31%-Catapult Vineyard - then Varietal wise 53% -Syrah 26%-Mouvedre 13 - Grenache 5%-Tempranillo 3% - Zinfandel (whew)on the nose seems like the Syrah and Mouvedre rule -very new World- black fruit ,spice, big tannins little higher on Alcohol (15.1%)

May 4th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

My first Epoch wine. If I recall correctly, this is from the Paderewski vineyard? Very dense and soft. A medley of ripe red and black fruits with tobacco, fig and charcoal. The person who opened this thought it was off but it seemed appropriate for a Paso Blend...need to try another bottle.

My first Epoch wine. If I recall correctly, this is from the Paderewski vineyard? Very dense and soft. A medley of ripe red and black fruits with tobacco, fig and charcoal. The person who opened this thought it was off but it seemed appropriate for a Paso Blend...need to try another bottle.

Apr 27th, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2014
Aaron Means

Deliciously ripe estate field blend. Very yummy.

Deliciously ripe estate field blend. Very yummy.

1 person 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.

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2014
Ryan Flinn

Dense, rich, intense.

Dense, rich, intense.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.2

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.

Mar 31st, 2016