Possibility

If the fruit ripens just right, and the sweet pieces fall into place, there is a Possibility our vineyards will give us a treat. Like the dessert wine it is, sometimes it’s the perfect ending to a meal… or harvest.

 

2016 Possibility

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 92% Paderewski and 8% Catapult Vineyards
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Limestone and shale studded hillsides
Ethnicity: 62% Syrah, 30% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache Blanc
Siblings: 212 Cases of 375mL bottles
Ideal Mate: A brisk winter’s eve, toasting s’mores over an open flame

 

MY STATS

Birthdate: September 23, 2016 | Birth Weight: 32° Brix
Rearing: Fermented in a stainless steel, open top tank
Education: Aged for 18 months: neutral French & Hungarian oak puncheons and barrels
GPA: 4 pH | 6.0 g/L TA | 19.2% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled May 25, 2018 | Debut: Released Holidays 2018 | Prime Eligibility: Now through 2028

 

MY BIO BY VINEYARD MANAGER KYLE GINGRAS

The 2016 vintage is our second bottling of Possibility, but hey, this is no Sophomore Slump!!  Two years have passed since Possibility’s debut, this fortified beauty will surely reward those who have been eagerly awaiting its release.  A healthy dose of Petite Sirah and a pinch of Grenache Blanc from Catapult Vineyard are co-fermented with Syrah in this rendition, which is burning with aromas of creme de cassis, blackberry preserves, vanilla bean, and anise liqueur.  On the palate, firmly structured tannins enhance flavors of cigar box & cinnamon spice, followed by bittersweet chocolate and roasted mallows that will warm you from the inside out!  This sweet treat is sure to be a hit during your holiday celebrations.

 

 

2014 Possibility

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Limestone-studded hillsides
Ethnicity: 79% Syrah, 21% Grenache Blanc
Siblings: 110 Cases of 375mL bottles produced
Ideal Mate: A golden Retriever next to a crackling fire with the timeless tick-tock of an old grandfather clock.

 

MY STATS

Birthdate: October 9, 2014 | Birth Weight: Obese! (Seriously, the brix were off the chart)
Rearing: Fermented in open-top 320 Liter neutral oak barrels
Education: Aged for twenty-two months in 25% new American and French oak barrels and puncheons
GPA: 3.76 pH | 7.2 g/L TA | 17% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled August 17, 2016 | Debut: Released Fall 2016 | Prime Eligibility: Now through 2025

 

MY BIO BY ASSOCIATE WINEMAKER PETER TURRONE

Discovering new possibilities is what Epoch is all about. When the Paso Robles heat of 2014 gave us some overly-ripe fruit, in the spirit of American innovation, we saw an opportunity to create a special new wine for our most loyal fans. This is not an ‘oops-wine’ resulting from a stuck fermentation as so many dessert wines tend to be. The intention to create this fortified beauty started in the vineyard with some extra hang time, and was carefully tended to all the way to bottle. It starts with an abundance of fruit on the nose including ripe bing cherry, black raspberry, and cranberry compote, backed by a generous helping of cinnamon, Christmas spice, and cocoa nibs. The finish is a sublime sensation of figgy pudding and crème brûlée. This sweet treat is sure to be a welcome addition to your family’s holiday celebration.