Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
46% Viognier | 40% Grenache Blanc | 14% Roussanne
Fermented cool in concrete eggs, concrete tulips, and barrels with weekly batonnage. 15% skin contact. No malolactic fermentation.
Aged five months Sur Lie in 61% concrete, 30% Neutral oak barrels, and 9% new once-used barrels
Wine Advocate | 92
The 2015 Epoch White is made from mostly Grenache Blanc and Viognier, yet has 14% Roussanne in the blend. Aged five months on lees (a mix of concrete, neutral barrels and 9% new barrels), it offers impressive notes of citrus rind, white flowers and saline-like minerality in its fresh, tight, crisp and downright classy profile. It’s a prime example of how good these Rhone-themed whites from Paso are today. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years. – August 2016 (Jeb Dunnuck)