2018 Rosé

Catapult, Paderewski and York Mountain Vineyards, Paso Robles
43% Mourvèdre | 37% Grenache | 20% Syrah
Fermented in stainless steel barrels
Aged four months sur lie: 100% stainless steel barrels


Vinous | 92 Rosé Roundup 
Bright salmon skin. Aromas of white peach, strawberry, tangerine and pungent flowers pick up a minerally quality with time in the glass. Silky and energetic in the mouth, offering pliant pit fruit, red berry and citrus pith flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. Impressively concentrated but not at all fat, showing sharp delineation on a velvety finish that strongly echoes the berry and floral notes. -August 2019 (Josh Raynolds)


Jeb Dunnuck | 90
The 2018 Rosé is a solid, Provençal effort that has plenty of orange blossom, strawberry, citrus pith, and spice notes as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, lively, crisp style on the palate that’s a joy to drink. Drink 2019; October 2019, (Jeb Dunnuck)

2017 Rosé

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
48% Mourvèdre | 28% Grenache | 24% Syrah
Fermented cool in stainless steel barrels with weekly bâtonnage
Aged 4 months sur lie in stainless steel barrels


Vinous | 93
Pale orange-pink. Displays incisive, mineral-accented redcurrant, strawberry, blood orange and white pepper aromas, along with a sneaky basil nuance. Chewy, dry and sharply focused on the palate, offering sharply delineated citrus fruit, red berry and floral pastille flavors that deepen and give way to more plush peach and melon qualities on the back half. Shows outstanding clarity, tension and mineral cut on the finish, which hangs on with impressive tenacity. This taut but generous wine, which effortlessly mixes power and finesse, makes a strong case for being the most impressive New World pink wine that I tasted this year. Hell, it’s one of the handful of best rosés that I’ve recently had, from anywhere. If you like rocks in your rosé, here’s your wine. Drink 2018 – 2021 – August 2018 (Josh Raynolds)


International Wine Report | 92 
The 2017 Epoch Rosé is sourced from the Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards in Paso Robles. It is composed from 48% Mourvèdre, 28% Grenache and 24% Syrah and starts off with aromatics of delicate red fruits. The silky texture impresses with red cherry candy and guava purée connecting with a touch of citrus. Sturdy yet balanced, this is an outstanding wine by winemaker Jordan Fiorentini.


Wine Advocate | 92
The 2017 Rosé from Epoch is immensely impressive and certainly deserves a place on the shortlist of the best Californian rosés I’ve tried in the last couple of years. It’s a Mourvèdre-based wine that includes some Grenache saigné, and it’s fermented and matured in stainless steel barrels. The wine offers up a pretty bouquet of peach, crisp melon and subtle herbs, followed by a medium-bodied, delicately textural palate with succulent acids and lovely concentration, concluding with a pure, beautifully defined finish. Drink 2018 – 2021. – May 2018 (William Kelley)


Jeb Dunnuck | 91
The 2017 Rosé is also fabulous and will give a top rose from Bandol a run for its money. Made from 48% Mourvèdre, 28% Grenache and the rest Syrah, it offers a light pink color as well as terrific notes of strawberries, orange peel, and fresh flowers. It’s clean, crisp, and pure on the palate with bright acidity, and it’s a terrific rose to drink over the coming 6-12 months. Drink after 2018. – November 2018 (Jeb Dunnuck)

2016 Rosé

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
48% Mourvèdre | 36% Grenache | 16% Syrah
Fermented cool in stainless steel barrels with weekly bâtonnage
Aged 4 months sur lie in stainless steel barrels


Jeb Dunnuck | 92 
The 2016 Rosé is straight up gorgeous, and I’d put this up against the best rosés in the world. Revealing a light salmon color, it has lots of strawberry, dried flowers, and saline-like minerality in a medium-bodied, rich, gorgeously textured style. It has real depth, yet stays fresh and lively. It’s not cheap, but it’s damn good. – August, 2017 (Jeb Dunnuck)

2015 Rosé

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
54% Mourvèdre | 35% Grenache | 11% Syrah

Fermented in stainless steel barrels with weekly batonage. 50% whole cluster press/50% saignee
Fermented in stainless steel barrels and one French concrete egg
Aged five months Sur Lie in stainless steel barrels


Vinous | 92 & Rosé Roundup 
Light, brilliant orange. Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of dried red berries, blood orange, rose pastille and fennel on the assertively perfumed nose. Offers palate-staining redcurrant and tangerine flavors that are given lift and focus by a chalky mineral nuance and a vibrant floral note. Impressively concentrated yet graceful and precise, with superb finishing precision and lingering florality. I’d put this suave, strikingly balanced wine up against all of the top pink Bandols, all day and any day. – August 2016 (Josh Raynolds)


Wine Advocate | 90
Made from a mix of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah, the 2015 Rosé from Epoch offers terrific notes of strawberries, herbes de Provence and citrus in a medium-bodied, balanced, refreshing style. It’s a seriously good rose that will be very versatile on the dinner table and drink well through this time next year. – August 2016 (Jeb Dunnuck)

2012 Rosé

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
43% Grenache | 34% Syrah | 14% Cinsault | 9% Mourvèdre


Wine Advocate | 90
A smoking good rosé that’s made in a dry, Provençal style, the 2012 Rosé delivers up notions of orange rind, mineral and strawberry with a fresh, lightly textured palate that has solid length and richness. Drink it over the coming year or so. Drink now. – August 2013 (Jeb Dunnuck)

2011 Rosè

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
68% Syrah | 32% Grenache
Fermented and aged for 4 months in stainless steel barrels
131 cases produced


Jeb Dunnuck | 91 
Sporting a light salmon color, the 2011 Epoch Estate Wines Rosé is a classic, Provencal styled Rose that exudes class, with juicy, fresh aromas of orange blossom, strawberry, and hints of grapefruit to go with a medium-bodied, crisp palate. Made mostly from whole-cluster pressed Syrah and a touch of Grenache, this first-rate dry rose should be purchased by the case, and consumed over the coming 1-2 years. -June 2012 (Jeb Dunnuck)


Vinous | 90
(made from two-thirds syrah, which was vinified with whole clusters, and one-third saignee grenache): Pale orange. A high-pitched, spice-accented bouquet evokes strawberry, blood orange, baking spices and dusty minerals. Lively and silky in texture, offering suave flavors of red berries, citrus fruits and candied rose. Finishes on a refreshingly bitter note, with very good energy and precision. – November 2012 (Josh Raynolds)