Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
47% Grenache Blanc | 39% Viognier | 14% Roussanne
Fermented cool in concrete eggs, concrete tulips, and barrels with weekly batonnage. No malolactic fermentation.
Aged five months sur lie: 61% concrete and 39% in French oak barrels (10% new)
Wine Advocate | 91+
Composed of 47% Grenache Blanc, 39% Viognier and 14% Roussanne, the 2016 Epoch White opens with lovely oral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom over a core of poached pears, preserved lemons and allspice. Medium to full-bodied and dry, with a pleasant suggestion of oiliness to the texture and a lively backbone lifting the spicy stone fruit and pear flavors, it finishes on a lingering white pepper note. Drinking deliciously now, it should age beautifully over the next six to eight years. – September 2017 (Lisa Perotti-Brown)
Jeb Dunnuck | 93
The 2016 Estate White checks in as a blend of 47% Grenache Blanc, 39% Viognier and the balance Roussanne, all of which spent 5 months, on lees, in 61% concrete tanks and the rest in 10% new barrels. It offers terrific notes of peach, spice, brioche and caramelized pineapple. Rich, unctuous and layered, yet with bright acidity and a great finish.
International Wine Report | 91
The Estate White is composed largely of Grenache Blanc (47%) and Viognier (39%). It begins with inviting aromas of lemon blossom, lychee and baked apples which leap from the glass. On the palate this is beautifully textured with flavors of green apple, lychee and poached pear. This is a lithe and delicious white wine which is showing incredibly well now. (Best 2017-2022) – December, 2017 (OB)