Epoch Estate Wines

Veracity Red Rhone Blend

9.321 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

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

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2018
Eric

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

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

Mar 8th, 2020
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.

Nov 24th, 2019
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.

Sep 7th, 2019
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.

Jan 27th, 2018
Peggy Hadley

2 bottles.

2 bottles.

Apr 30th, 2017
Xista

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

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

Mar 5th, 2017
Peidong Yang

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

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

Sep 15th, 2016
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.

Jul 13th, 2016
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.

May 25th, 2016