38% Syrah | 24% Grenache | 21% Mourvedre | 10% Tempranillo | 7% Counoise
Fermented in concrete, stainless steel and one-ton fermentors
Aged for 17 months in 47% new French oak barrels and puncheons
1,234 cases produced
Let’s all say a big warm ‘welcome’ to Epoch’s coming of age Catapult Vineyard, contributing 46% to our Estate Blend and playing very well with our Paderewski grapes (54% of the blend). More than serious enough to lay down for a decade but delicious enough to enjoy any night of the week.
Scores: WA 91; IWR 92
56% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 7% Tempranillo
Aged for 18 months in 52% new French oak barrels and puncheons
1,699 cases produced
Tasting the 2010 Estate Blend conjures up memories of harvest 2010 at our Paderewski Vineyard. Being a combination of our estate-grown Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Tempranillo from undulating exposures and alternating shale versus limestone soils, we see the personality of our site shine through over individual grape varieties. Indicative of the vintage, the fruit and tannin are beautifully ripe, yielding a plush, textured and lengthy wine weaving in and out of savory and sweet flavors: red plum, leather, savory meat, roasted herbs, chocolate and brown spice.
Scores: WS 93 & #25; WA 92; RR 92; IWC 92; IWR 93