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2018 Epoch Estate Wines Authenticity

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May 12, 2024 - $61



95The Wine Advocate

...aromatically complex, with layers of savory charcuterie, leather, fried sage and thyme over rich Morello cherry fruit...boisterous and structurally supple, it offers layer after layer of savory fruit and finishes very long and spicy.

95Wine Enthusiast

Elegantly layered aromas of cassis, violet, caramel and maple are rich on the nose... Polished tannins envelop the palate, which is packed with dark red and purple fruit, creamy milk chocolate and spice-rack flavors.

95Jeb Dunnuck

...bright blue and darker berry fruits, supported by ground pepper, violets, and some meaty notes. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with ripe tannins...wonderful purity and balance.


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, 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.