Epoch 12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas

Epoch gave to me

Nine pours from a Coravin! 

 

Coravins are the perfect gift this holiday season for all the wine enthusiasts in your life. And what better to go with the gift of a Coravin than wine! That is why we are currently offering three different Coravin gift sets.

 

CORAVIN™ Model Three Wine System

The Coravin Model Three gives wine lovers the freedom to pour any wine, in any amount, without removing the cork. Whether you want a sip, a glass, or more, your last glass will taste just as amazing as your very first. Model Three is the Coravin standard, featuring the perfect balance between elegant design and durable craftsmanship. Textured rubber grips and ergonomic lines, ensure a flawless experience with every pour. Includes 2 Coravin Capsules to pour up to 30 glasses of wine.

 

RED TRIPLE THREAT 

This pack brings you three different wines of delicious complexity.  Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah are the protagonists in these blends – respectively, but via supporting roles, almost every red grape grown at Epoch is brought to the table with this three-pack.

2015 Estate Blend

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
53% Syrah, 26% Mourvèdre, 13% Grenache, 5% Tempranillo, 3% Zinfandel

Notes from Jordan: “The savory, the floral, and the fruity all unite in our five-varietal Estate Blend that speaks to all of Epoch’s wine practices. This focused and seamless expression of our terroir shoots across the palate with notes of raw and smoked meats, black olives, roasted herbs, cherry, cassis, anise, lavender, and vanilla dust.”

2015 Veracity

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
47% Grenache, 34% Mourvèdre, 19% Syrah

Notes from Jordan: “Grenache and Mourvèdre are playing seamlessly together (with Syrah adding a bit of moral support) as they sing our in-balanced chorus in this southern-Rhône inspired beauty. Sense the balance between concrete and barrel aging in the wine’s rock-licking minerality, gorgeous fresh berry and citrus fruits, and fine tannin.”

2015 Zinfandel

Paderewski Vineyard, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
97% Zinfandel, 3% Grenache

Notes from Jordan: “Intricate and pensive, delicate yet decadent, this classy and refined Zinfandel speaks Paderewski Vineyard with its smoky reduction, fresh blackberries, bay leaf, violet, and underlying minerality.”

 

 

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QUARANTINE NIGHTS

2019 White

Catapult, Paderewski, and York Mountain Vineyards, Paso Robles

47% Grenache Blanc, 42% Viognier, 11% Roussanne

Notes from Jordan: “Our combination of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, and Roussanne interacted with a new team member this vintage – a French oak Foudre (that’s a fancy word for oak cask) that we are excited to add to the fermentation team! You can’t go wrong drinking Epoch White now or later with some age.”

2015 Estate Blend

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
53% Syrah, 26% Mourvèdre, 13% Grenache, 5% Tempranillo, 3% Zinfandel

Notes from Jordan: “The savory, the floral, and the fruity all unite in our five-varietal Estate Blend that speaks to all of Epoch’s wine practices. This focused and seamless expression of our terroir shoots across the palate with notes of raw and smoked meats, black olives, roasted herbs, cherry, cassis, anise, lavender, and vanilla dust.”

2015 Ingenuity

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14 % Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache

Notes from Jordan: “The 2015 Ingenuity presents all its characteristic black and blue fruits, spice, and licorice, however, it does so in a more reserved fashion than most vintages. Enjoy the bramble berry, roasted herbs, smoked meats, graphite, wet rock, and sweet tobacco notes that ride high on the palate, continuously evolving.”

 

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INKED, INGENUITY VERTICAL 

2015 Ingenuity

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14 % Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache

Notes from Jordan: “The 2015 Ingenuity presents all its characteristic black and blue fruits, spice, and licorice, however, it does so in a more reserved fashion than most vintages. Enjoy the bramble berry, roasted herbs, smoked meats, graphite, wet rock, and sweet tobacco notes that ride high on the palate, continuously evolving.”

2014 Ingenuity

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
50% Syrah | 25% Grenache | 18% Mourvèdre | 7% Petite Sirah

Notes from Jordan: “This wine is everything we all know and love about Ingenuity: rich Syrah, bright fruit from Grenache, earthiness from Mourvédre, and great length and texture from Petite.”

2013 Ingenuity

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Paso Robles
54% Syrah, 21% Mourvèdre, 16% Grenache, 9% Petite Sirah

What Jordan thinks of it: “The 2013 Ingenuity is a poster child for our beloved GSM + Petite Syrah blend. As usual, neither too feminine nor too masculine in nature, Ingenuity does not play by the wine rule book.”…read full tasting note here.