2016 Epoch Estate Red Blend Paso Robles

$59.95 $65.00 (-8%)
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This 96-point blend of 58% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 17% Grenache and 6% Tempranillo is seriously sophisticated and rich in all the right ways. Intense, smoky black fruit with dried tobacco and sage settle into layers of black cherry, licorice and graphite on a full and structured palate. Pick up one for the weekend and one to pop in twenty years.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Jordan Fiorentini & Zak Motherwell
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
17 months
Oak Treatment:
36% new French oak barrels and puncheons
Appellation:
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
58% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache, 6% Tempranillo
Alcohol %:
15.6%
SKU #:
1044367
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

Hugely perfumed cherry, blackcurrant and vanilla scents show outstanding clarity and pick up smoky mineral and floral nuances and strong suggestion of baking spices with air. Juicy and seamless in texture, showing superb depth and intense black and blue fruit liqueur, spicecake and violet pastille flavors that become more animated on the back half. Shows solid finishing thrust, an echo of sweet dark berries and finishes with deftly knit tannins that add gentle grip.

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Wine Enthusiast

Dense in the glass, this blend of 58% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache and 6% Tempranillo begins with intensely smoky dark fruits as well as blackberry jam, violet, wild sage and mint. The mouthfeel is full and rich, framed by smooth tannins that rise on the midpalate alongside flavors of mocha, gingerbread and black fruits.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from the Paderewski and Catapult vineyards on the western side of Paso Robles and a blend of 58% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache, and the rest Tempranillo, the 2016 Estate Blend offers a forest, fleshy, pure style that's very much in the vintage. Darker fruits, ground pepper, violets, and meaty notes all dominate the nose, and it's full-bodied, offers ripe, building tannins, and has no hard edges.

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Wine Advocate

Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it has a lovely perfume of cracked white peppercorn, mint leaves, violets, warm wild blackberries and crème de cassis with an undercurrent of blueberries, charcuterie, loam and red berry sparks. It’s medium to full-bodied and silky with slowly unfurling savory-laced fruits, firmly grained and juicy with a long, perfumed finish.