Lindsey Armstrong
May 31, 2016 | Epoch's Blog | Lindsey Armstrong

Cellar Talk: Catching up with the Epoch Whites

When I first approached Pete, our Associate Winemaker, about Cellar Talk, I didn't know what it would become.  Because Epoch drinkers are often curious about which Epoch wines they should be opening up sooner rather than later, I challenged him to select a bottle from our Epoch library and taste it for/with us on camera.  It only seems fair that we should pop the cork for you on occasion to give an update on what's going on in some of our bottles - tough work, but somebody's got to do it!  I have always appreciated Pete's ability to talk to me about wines in an approachable manner without making me feel stupid (I ask a LOT of silly questions when it comes to wine), so I thought that this would probably translate well on film.  Welp, it turns out that outside of the winery/lab, Pete has found a secondary calling in front of the camera.  Pete is a natural, and I feel lucky to edit his awesome, insightful, fun, and out-of-the-box-yet-relatable commentary on our wines. Ü

Having recently conducted a blind tasting of our Whites, we confirmed that our White wines have remarkable age-ability.  The over-arching take-away from the tasting was we still love every White we have made.  Wahoo!  What we didn't expect was how much we are really digging what some age is doing to these blends of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Roussanne.  In fact, we were so excited about our findings that we thought encouraging you to hold on to some of your Epoch Whites might be helpful.  

So here Pete comes to save the day!  Last week, he cozzied up with some of our Whites in the Epoch Cased Good Storage and gave us a report on what they are currently bringing to the table.  If you have a full 10 minutes and 29 seconds to spare, I encourage you to watch it ALL the way through because there are gems sprinkled throughout its entirety.

P.S. We want to hear about your experience with our wines!  Should you open an older bottle of Epoch and want to report on your findings, we would love to hear from you!  Feel free to email Pete or Jordan (, with how you think they are aging.  Also, we ALWAYS strive to make wines that are delicious and approachable upon release.  So if you are loving some of our younger wines, that is also awesome, and we would love to hear that too!  In Epoch land, there is no right, wrong, better, best, worst when it comes to the timing of drinking our wines; it's all about your personal preference.  And we would love to hear what you are case you didn't know, y'all are our favorite and most important wine reviewers out there.  : )

P.P.S. If Pete's video makes you thirsty, we have just the thing for you!  For a limited time only, we are offering a three-pack of our '13, '14, & '15 Whites on our online store.  Sadly, we do not have enough of the '12 to include, but these three wines will not leave you disapppointed!  Get 'em while you can!  Oh, and for the next few months, you are able to secure two-day shipping for the cost of ground...BOOYA to saving on shipping!


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