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2016 Epoch Estate Wines Tempranillo

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April 21, 2024 - $36



94Vinous / IWC

Sexy, high-pitched red and dark berry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of baking spices, vanilla and smoky minerals. Sharply focused, spice-laced raspberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors slowly deepen and become sweeter with aeration. Supple tannins add gentle grip to the long, sappy finish, which leaves notes of cherry liqueur and star anise behind.

93+ Jeb Dunnuck

...concentrated and structured, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth as well as terrific currant and berry fruits, ground herbs, graphite, and some distinct minerality.


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.


Red Wine, Tempranillo

Think leather and cherries together for Tempranillo wines. This wine looks lighter than it is. It can be medium or full bodied, but its thin-skinned, big grapes, give it a more transparent appearance. It is grown in Spain, Portugal, the U.S. and Australia.