2016 Mourvèdre

Catapult Vineyard, Paso Robles
100% Mourvèdre
Fermented in concrete tank
Aged 18 months in French oak mid-sized barrels and puncheons (31% new)
Released Fall 2019 | unfined and unfiltered

 

Jeb Dunnuck | 97+
A relatively new cuvée based all on Mourvèdre, aged 18 months in 31% new French oak, the 2016 Mourvèdre has a brilliant bouquet of spiced blackberries, cured meats, underbrush, and ground pepper. Full-bodied, deep, and brilliantly concentrated, it has building tannins, terrific balance, and a great, great finish. This is pure Mourvèdre brilliance to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years. 2019 – 2034; October 2019, (Jeb Dunnuck)

2015 Mourvèdre

Catapult Vineyard, Paso Robles
75% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache
Co-fermented 100% whole cluster in one 1-ton bin
Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons
Release Fall 2018 | unfined and unfiltered

 

Wine Advocate | 95+
A new cuvée from Epoch, the 2015 Mourvèdre Catapult Vineyard comes from a site planted in 2008 that’s somewhat cooler than the Paderewski Vineyard. It’s a beautiful wine, bursting from the glass with complex aromas of potpourri, wild berries, cinnamon and asphalt. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, layered and super concentrated, with a taut, vibrant core of crunchy fruit. It’s going to demand some time to unwind, but it’s very impressive. – May 2018 (William Kelley)

 

Jeb Dunnuck | 94
The 2015 Mourvèdre checks in as 75/25 split of Mourvèdre and Grenache that wasn’t destemmed and brought up in a mix of vessels. It offers beautiful notes of black and blue fruits, ground pepper, leafy herbs, and assorted meatiness. With a ripe, layered, sexy style, as well as full-bodied richness and depth, drink it anytime over the coming decade. – November 2018 (Jeb Dunnuck)

 

Vinous | 94
(all whole clusters) Bright purple. Smoke-accented cherry and blueberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied licorice, incense and five-spice powder. Supple and broad on entry and then more taut in the midpalate, offering deeply concentrated but lively dark fruit liqueur, mocha and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied violet. Closes on a sweet blue fruit note, showing impressive persistence and building tannins. – September 2018 (Josh Raynolds)