97% Viognier | 3% RoussanneYork Mountain Estate VineyardFermented in French oak puncheons and barrels (20% new). Aged seven months sur lie in French oak puncheons and barrels (27% new).
Intoxicatingly aromatic from first pour, this wine lets loose with bold and harmonious notes of spiced pear, honeydew, crystalized ginger, ripe white peach, vanilla toast, and white rose. The palate sings out in unison as the wine instantly fills all corners of the mouth, unctuous yet balanced, with a slight acid uplift adding flinty minerals, sweet cream, Meyer lemon, and honeycomb to the ensemble.
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48% Mourvèdre | 39% Grenache | 13% SyrahPaderewski, Catapult, & York Mountain Estate VineyardsFermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks. Aged 18 months: 19% concrete tulip and the balance in French oak mid-sized barrels and puncheons (28% new).
The aromas and flavors are seductively reductive at first then open up to a velvety, seamless, and bountiful combination of savory, floral, earthy, and fruity elements: forest floor, roasted meats and sweet leather, lavender and rose petals, blood orange and dark plum. Texture is broad, spanning the whole palate with long, fine-grained tannins.
97+ Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 95 Vinous
47% Syrah | 20% Mourvèdre | 18% Grenache | 12% Tempranillo | 3% GracianoCatapult, Paderewski, & York Mountain Estate VineyardsFermented in ½-ton puncheons and concrete, stainless steel, and oak tanks. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (50% new).
Graceful, awe-inspiring expression of our red varieties at Epoch grown across all three of our vineyard sites – Paderewski, Catapult, and York – in the even-keeled, dreamy 2018 vintage. Brimming with concentrated dark plum and black cherry, savory roasted herbs and meats, earthy forest floor, lavender, chocolate and vanilla, this wine is generous and harmonious in youth, but it is sure to age beautifully thanks to its balance of flavor and texture from palate entry to finish.
98 Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast, 95 Wine Advocate, 94 Jeb Dunnuck
96 Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Vinous, 94 Wine Advocate
96 Vinous, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 95 Wine Advocate, 95 Jeb Dunnuck
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