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2015 Epoch Estate Wines Authenticity

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June 14, 2020 - $81

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RATINGS

99Jeb Dunnuck

...this crazy good red flirts with perfection. It’s unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines in the vintage... ...boasts a huge nose of black fruits, olive tapenade, smoked meats, and truffle, and has an almost Cote Rotie La Landonne like meatiness and savoriness. With full body, sweet tannins, and an expansive, opulent, yet perfectly balanced profile on the palate, it’s a heavenly Syrah from this great region. Don’t miss it!

97The Wine Advocate

...superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of smoky wild berries, grilled meat and cracked black pepper. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and authoritative, massive in both scale and depth, with immense concentration, beautifully fine but abundant tannins and impressive energy and tension for such a formidably powerful wine... ...its structural refinement and harmony elevate it above mere brutishness into something quite thrilling.

95Vinous / IWC

...Heady aromas of ripe black and blue fruits are complemented by suggestions of vanilla, star anise and incense. Palate-staining, spice-tinged cherry liqueur and boysenberry flavors show outstanding clarity and pick up a sexy floral nuance on the back half. Delivers outstanding energy and minerally lift on the extremely long, blue-fruit-dominated finish, which features a smoky quality and harmonious, fine-grained tannins.

91Wine Spectator

Deep and potent, with brooding currant, licorice and smoky game flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Syrah and Mourvèdre.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.