Wine Flavors & Aromas

As Tasting Room Educators, one of the many questions we are asked on a regular basis is how the flavors and aromas that tasters experience “get into” each wine.  “How can a wine taste like leather or wet rocks?”  And “why would someone want those...

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Live Tasting: For Love of Grenache

Join us for a live tasting all about Grenache! Jordan Fiorentini and Bill Armstrong of Epoch Wines will be joined by Jeb Dunnuck of jebdunnuck.com and Michael Twelftree of Two Hands Wines as they talk about their passion for Grenache and taste through Grenache wines...

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Zinfandel: An Epoch History in Paso

Zintroduction   Zinfandel is one of the most popular grapes in Paso, and it's not hard to see why!  This grape attracts people with its wide spectrum of flavor profiles: extremely peppery to super jammy and chewy and all of the soft and balanced middle ground.  Any...

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Live Tasting: 2009 Retrospective Tasting

Join our beloved Vice President of Sales, Kristen Darnell, and Tasting Room Lead and Tour Coordinator, Braden Bautista, as they taste through three 2009 Epoch wines (2009 Authenticity, 2009 Block B, and 2009 Ingenuity)! We hope you will pop the cork(s) on your own library...

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Team Epoch Tasting the 2019 White

2019 White MY PROFILE Parentage:58% Catapult, 34% Paderewski and 8% York Mountain Vineyards Hometown: Paso Robles Stomping Grounds: Northern and eastern exposures on shale and limestone soils Ethnicity: 47% Grenache Blanc, 42% Viognier, 11% Roussanne | Siblings: 650 Cases Produced   MY STATS Birthdate: September 5 – 30, 2019 | Birth Weight: 23.3° Brix Rearing: Fermented concrete egg, concrete tulip, and French oak...

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Our Epoch Honeybees

Hi everyone!  Welcome back to our Epoch Blog, and welcome to an introduction to our newest members of the Epoch family, our honeybees!  When tasked to share with ya’ll the much-asked-about deets on our new insect friends, it took me a moment to decide where...

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A Crash Course on Racking

Taylor Munks here, Epoch Estate Wines Lab & Cellar Tech.  In the last couple of weeks Jordan, Zak, and I have been a bunch of busy bees, getting ready for our first round of red bottling at the end of May.  It’s a pretty busy...

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Live Tasting: Biodynamics in the Vineyard

Jordan talks Biodynamics with Kyle Gingras, Epoch Vineyard Manager and Somm's Zack and Raphael as they discuss Biodynamics in the vineyards and resulting wines.  They will be tasting through a few vintages of our Whites, so we encourage you to watch with an Epoch White from...

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Epoch Wines: Gratitude Wine

GRATITUDE Thank you to all those who serve and protect us The Story In the spring of 2018, our Winemaker, Jordan Fiorentini, headed Down Under to work a harvest in Barossa Valley, Australia with one of Bill Armstrong's good wine buddies, Michael Twelftree of Two Hands Wines.  During Jordan's...

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