Spring 2020 Entourage Allocation

2017 Estate Blend

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 36% Syrah, 21% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre, 14% Tempranillo, 8% Zinfandel, 4% Carignan
Parentage:
66% Catapult and 34% Paderewski Vineyards
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 1,673 cases
Birthdate: August 30 – October 11, 2017 
GPA: 3.71 pH | 5.7 g/L TA | 15.5% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 8, 2019 | Debut: Released Spring 2020

Per usual, our 2017 Estate Blend is Syrah dominant and features just about every other red variety we grow at Epoch.  This particular vintage introduces a new variety to the blend, Carignan, creating an even more dynamic snapshot of the 2017 vintage at Epoch.
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: 93-95, Jeb Dunnuck (Barrel Sample)


2017 Sensibility

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 100% Grenache
Parentage:
100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 498 cases
Birthdate: September 11 – 29, 2017
GPA: 3.53 pH | 5.1 g/L TA | 15.3% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled May 7, 2019 | Debut: Released Spring 2020

Our Pinot of the Rhône, 2017 Sensibility is a beautiful expression of fresh raspberries, wild strawberries, crushed gravel, and sea breeze in the glass.
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: 94-96, Jeb Dunnuck (Barrel Sample)


2017 Veracity

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 47% Mourvèdre, 34% Grenache, 19% Syrah
Parentage:
90% Paderewski and 10% Catapult Vineyards
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 870 Cases
Birthdate: August 31 – October 10, 2017
GPA: 3.70 pH | 5.6 g/L TA | 15.4% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled May 7, 2019 | Debut: Released Spring 2020

We are now into our 2nd vintage of Mourvèdre dominance in Veracity, our beloved GSM (technically now an MGS Ü), and this wine is turning into the poster child for how memorable and undeniably delicious Mourvèdre can be from West Paso.
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: 94-96, Jeb Dunnuck (Barrel Sample)


2017 Zinfandel

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 91% Zinfandel, 9% Syrah
Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 456 Cases
Birthdate: August 31 – September 5, 2017
GPA: 3.56 pH | 6.1 g/L TA | 15.4% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled May 9, 2019 Debut: Released Spring 2020

The beautiful, mouth-filling, lush fruit of 2017 is ever present in the Zin, however, there’s a remarkable freshness and purity that lets the vineyard in this 100% Paderewski blend shine through.
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: 94-96, Jeb Dunnuck (Barrel Sample)


2018 Creativity
Due to its limited production, Creativity will only be available to Entourage Elite and Entourage 12.  E6 and E3 can wish for it, but we cannot make any promises!

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 95% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
Parentage: 
100% York Mountain Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 73 cases
Birthdate: September 13, 2018
GPA: 3.32 pH | 6.3 g/L TA | 14.8% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 13, 2019 | Debut: Released Spring 2020

We are in love with this wine, plain and simple.  This first-ever Viognier from York Mountain is unlike any Viognier you’ve ever had.  We’re sorry there isn’t enough to go around, but going forward, we plan to bottle this beauty up every vintage!
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: 91, Jeb Dunnuck


2019 Rosé

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 62% Mourvèdre, 21% Grenache, 17% Syrah
Parentage: 
69% Catapult, 21% Paderewski, and 10% York Mountain Vineyards
District: Paso Robles | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 1,240 cases
Birthdate: September 13 – October 4, 2019
GPA: 3.22 pH | 5.9 g/L TA | 13.9% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 13, 2020 | Debut: Released Spring 2020

While Mourvèdre has been our leading pink lady for quite some time, the 2019 vintage has her making her biggest impression yet at 62% of this perfectly hued, delightfully weighted, happiness-inducing Epoch Rosé!
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: Not yet reviewed


2019 White

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 47% Grenache blanc, 42% Viognier, 11% Roussanne
Parentage: 
58% Catapult, 34% Paderewski, and 8% York Mountain Vineyards
District: Paso Robles | Hometown: Paso Robles
Siblings: 650 cases
Birthdate: September 5 – 30, 2019
GPA: 3.27 pH | 6.0 g/L TA | 14.2% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 12, 2020 | Debut: Released Spring 2020

Our combination of Grenache Blanc, Viogner, and Roussanne interacted with a new team member this vintage – a French oak Foudre (that’s a fancy word for oak cask) that we are excited to add to the fermentation team!  You can’t go wrong drinking Epoch White now or later with some age.
– Jordan Fiorentini

Score: Not yet reviewed


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