ROSÉ

There is so much thought and consideration that goes into our lightest and most delicate wine! Made only of red grapes grown with the intent of being made into Rosé, and taking inspiration from the Rosés of southern France, the majority of this wine is Mourvèdre, with a good percentage of Grenache and some Syrah.


Vintage Details:

2019

MY PROFILE
Parentage: 69% Catapult, 21% Paderewski and 10% York Mountain Vineyards
Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Shale and limestone-studded hillsides of all exposures
Ethnicity: 62% Mourvèdre, 21% Grenache, 17% Syrah | Siblings: 1,240 Cases

MY STATS
Birthdate: September 13 – October 4, 2019 | Birth Weight: 22.9° Brix
Rearing: Fermented cool in stainless steel barrels with frequent bâtonnage
Education: Aged four months sur lie: 100% stainless steel barrels
GPA: 3.22 pH | 5.9 g/L TA | 13.9% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 11, 2020 | Debut: Released Spring 2019
Prime Eligibility: 2020 – 2021

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI
With delicate notes of strawberry, hay, honeysuckle, crisp peach, and sweet lemon/lime, Mourvèdre makes a huge impression at 62% of this irresistible MGS Rhône rosé blend. As the aromas continue to evolve and the wine warms in your glass, this rosé soars across the palate in a yin/yang balance between fruit, flowers, wet stones, saline, and zingy acid. This is a wine that we crave all day long.

Scores: Vinous 93, Wine Advocate 92 

2018

MY PROFILE
Parentage: 69% Catapult, 21% Paderewski and 10% York Mountain Vineyards
Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Shale and limestone-studded hillsides of all exposures
Ethnicity: 43% Mourvèdre, 37% Grenache, 20% Syrah | Siblings: 770 Cases

MY STATS
Birthdate: September 13 – 27, 2018 | Birth Weight: 23.3° Brix
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel barrels
Education: Aged four months sur lie: 100% stainless steel barrels
GPA: 3.26 pH | 6.6 g/L TA | 14.2% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 6, 2019 | Debut: Released Spring 2019
Prime Eligibility: 2019 – 2020

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI
Take time to smell (and taste) the rosé.  Epoch’s pink has us all obsessed, and the 2018 delivers on all levels. From pink grapefruit, ripe lime, honeysuckle blossom, pink rose, rhubarb, crushed gravel and guava, there is so much going on in this delicately hued rosé that there are no limits to where and how to enjoy it.  Just get it while it lasts!

Scores: Vinous 92 & Rosé Roundup, Jeb Dunnuck 90

2017

MY PROFILE
Parentage: 81% Catapult and 19% Paderewski Vineyards
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Shale and limestone-studded hillsides of all exposures
Ethnicity: 48% Mourvèdre, 28% Grenache, 24% Syrah | Siblings: 790 Cases

MY STATS
Birthdate: August 30 – October 11, 2017| Birth Weight: 23.6° Brix
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel barrels
Education: Aged four months sur lie in stainless steel barrels
GPA: 3.44 pH | 6.5 g/L TA | 14.3% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 7, 2018 | Debut: Released Spring 2018
Prime Eligibility: 2018 – 2019

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI
Mourvèdre is once again our rightful leading lady in Epoch’s sunset 2017 Rosé.  Sweet hay, honey, strawberry, kiwi and pink grapefruit graze the nose and palate with a hint of refreshing sea air and lots of good vibes.

Scores: Vinous 93, International Wine Report 92, Wine Advocate 92, Jeb Dunnuck 91

2016

MY PROFILE
Parentage: 67% Catapult and 33% Paderewski Vineyards
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Stomping Grounds: Shale and limestone-studded hillsides of all exposures
Ethnicity: 48% Mourvèdre, 36% Grenache, 16% Syrah | Siblings: 575 Cases

MY STATS
Birthdate: September 1 – September 27, 2016 | Birth Weight: 23.2° Brix
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel barrels with weekly batonage
Education: Aged four months sur lie in stainless steel barrels
GPA: 3.23 pH | 7.2 g/L TA | 14.1% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 10, 2017 | Debut: Released Spring 2017
Prime Eligibility: 2017 – 2018

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI
Like sipping on rose petals, strawberry essence, lemon and lime, with a hint of sea air and the sweetness of dried hay, Epoch’s 2016 Rosé is probably the happiest wine on earth. We all need her in our daily lives.

ScoresJeb Dunnuck 92 

2015

MY PROFILE
Parentage: 68% Catapult and 32% Paderewski Vineyards
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 54% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 11% Syrah | Siblings: 556 Cases

MY STATS
Birthdate: August 29 – September 22, 2014 | Birth Weight: 22.7° Brix
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel barrels with weekly batonage. 50% whole cluster press/50% saignee
Education: Aged five months Sur Lie in stainless steel barrels
GPA: 3.14 pH | 7.1g/L TA | 14.2% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled March 3 2016 | Debut: Released Spring 2016
Prime Eligibility: Upon release

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI
With a bottle shape to match her beachy state of mind, Epoch’s 2015 Rosé is all about day-dreaming. Mourvèdre takes the lead this year, blending subtly with Grenache and Syrah to fill your glass with fresh crushed strawberries and raspberries, lime zest, hay, ocean breeze and white roses. Whatever you backdrop, be it scantily clad in St. Barths or sweats on your back porch, this Rosé will have you looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.

ScoresVinous 92 & Rosé Roundup, Wine Advocate 90

2014

Parentage: 66% Catapult and 34% Paderewski Vineyards
Hometown: Paso Robles | District: Willow Creek

MY PROFILE
Ethnicity: 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 11% Mourvèdre, 4% Viognier
Gender: Female | Hair Color: Strawberry blonde | Body Shape: Slender
Favorite Food: Summer salad | Hobbies: People watching in rose-colored glasses | Siblings: 540 Cases

MY STATS
Birthdate: August 21 – September 18, 2014 | Birth Weight: 23.4° Brix
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel barrels and one French concrete egg
Education: Aged five months Sur Lie in stainless steel barrels
GPA: 3.25 pH | 6.9 g/L TA | 14.3% Alc. | Major: Drama
Graduation: Bottled February 2015 | Debut: Released Spring 2015 | Liberation: Upon release

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI
Remember to drink in the now with this delicately colored and exuberantly flavored happy drink. As a wine, Rosé has so much to say, yet is completely unpretentious. She’s an actress that looks different in all her various roles, able to pop up at dinner with the queen in the finest crystal or poolside in a solo cup. Let the exotic pineapple, guava, lime and strawberry character and mouth-watering acidity make you walk a little on the lighter side of Rhône grapes.

2013

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
42% Syrah | 28% Grenache | 18% Mourvèdre | 12% Cinsault
450 cases produced

Riedel glass and a croquet match or horseshoes with a red solo cup, Epoch’s 2013 Rosé is for pure enjoyment and relaxation. A nod to Bandol and the south of France for inspiration, our Rosé is made with the intent of being a light, crisp and refreshingly textured wine. Produced from a mixture of whole cluster pressed Syrah and Cinsault along with saignee juice from our Grenache and Mourvèdre, we ferment and treat these red grapes as if they are white. Think citrus blossoms, strawberry-rhubarb purée and lime and you are on your way to that happy place! – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

2012

Catapult and Paderewski Vineyards, Paso Robles
43% Grenache | 34% Syrah | 14% Cinsault | 9% Mourvèdre
389 cases produced

“Sittin’ on the dock of the bay”… Fastforward to your happy place with a glass of Epoch’s 2012 Rosé. Intentionally unpretentious, our rose is the alter ego of the Rhône grapes, seemingly a white wine despite being made from only red grapes. Made in a true provençal style, from red grapes gently pressed and handled like white grapes, Epoch’s Rosé is as sophisticated as you want it to be: white linen jacket or your grubby t-shirt. Crack this puppy open and unleash the true essence of summer. – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

ScoresWine Advocate 90

2011

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
68% Syrah | 32% Grenache
Fermented and aged for 4 months in stainless steel barrels
131 cases produced (Tasting Room Only)

Epoch’s rose was created with Paso summer nights in mind. Intentionally unpretentious, our rose is the alter ego of Syrah and Grenache, seemingly a white wine despite being made from only red grapes. From fermentation through to the bottle, intense flavors of pink grapefruit and sweet lime continue to make us revel in this wine’s purity and freshness. – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

ScoresJeb Dunnuck 91, Vinous 90

2010

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
65% Grenache | 18% Counoise | 17% Syrah
Fermented in neutral puncheons and stainless steel drums
250 cases produced (Tasting Room Only)

Giving respect to the Rose…a perfect balance and still complex. Epoch’s first ever rose was made through a variety of ways: whole cluster pressing, destemmed berry pressing (with and without skin contact), and finally a small portion of saignee from one of our Grenache tanks. This wine is bright and delicious with a myriad of fruit aromas and flavors: strawberry, raspberry, white peach, kiwi and a slight hint of fresh watermelon. This wine is made for your hedonistic enjoyment today, tomorrow and throughout the next year! – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

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