EPOCH WINES PRESENTS OUR INAUGURAL

YORK MOUNTAIN VINEYARD® OFFERING

We are so excited to share the details of our inaugural York Mountain wines offering!  This new family of Epoch wines hails solely from our historic York Mountain Vineyard, and we are ecstatic to share them with you.  For those of you who have visited us, this is the vineyard that is just across the road and up the hill from our Tasting Room on our magical York Mountain property.  This vineyard falls in its own AVA, the small York Mountain AVA located just outside the much larger Paso Robles AVA.  The vineyard designation of these wines make them so distinct in personality that we felt they needed their own separate bottlings, and now, their own separate offering.

 

Because these wines came entirely from our York Mountain Vineyard, which in itself is so different from our Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards (cooler climate, fragmented and fractured sandstone soils, more rainfall, etc.), their unique flavors and intricacies create a beautiful testament to the storied soils from which they were grown.  We cannot wait for you to try them!

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$45

Formerly our 2018 Creativity!

2019 YORK MOUNTAIN
VIOGNIER

97% VIOGNIER, 3% ROUSSANNE

Vineyard:  100% York Mountain Vineyard, York Mountain AVA

Harvest Dates: September 30 – October 4, 2019

Fermentation:  Fermented in French oak puncheons (33% new)

Cooperage and Aging:  Aged nine months sur lie in French oak puncheons (33% new)

pH: 3.51 | TA: 5.3 g/L | Alcohol: 13.8%

Bottling date: July 14, 2020

Cases Produced: 151

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$80

Scores:
Jeb Dunnuck: 96
Wine Advocate:
96

2018 YORK MOUNTAIN
GRENACHE

100% GRENACHE

Vineyard:  100% York Mountain Vineyard, York Mountain AVA

Harvest Dates: September 30 – October 4, 2018

Fermentation: Fermented in concrete tanks and 1-ton bins

Cooperage and Aging: Aged 18 months in neutral French oak puncheons

pH: 3.66 | TA: 5.1 g/L | Alcohol: 15.2%

Bottling date: May 27, 2020

Cases Produced: 289

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$90

Scores:
Jeb Dunnuck: 98
Wine Advocate: 94

2018 YORK MOUNTAIN
SYRAH

99% SYRAH, 1% VIOGNIER

Vineyard:  100% York Mountain Vineyard, York Mountain AVA

Harvest Dates: September 27 – October 11, 2018

Fermentation: Fermented in oak and stainless steel tanks and one-ton bins, 44% whole cluster

Cooperage and Aging: Aged 18 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (29% new)

pH: 3.73 | TA: 5.7 g/L | Alcohol: 14.9%

Bottling date: May 27, 2020

Cases Produced: 418

YORK MOUNTAIN OFFERING DETAILS

Our York Mountain offering is just that, an offering.  Unlike a release, you are not required to purchase from this group of wines.  That being said, you should know that we haven’t been this excited about sharing new wines in a long time!  The excitement is reminiscent of our very first Epoch release, so much so that we felt it made sense to offer these wines the way we did during that very first release: first-come, first-served.

 

Please see below for the dates our York Mountain Offering opens up to our various Entourage levels.  We will still have tiered opening dates for this offering, but since these wines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend logging in on the day the store opens to you if you are interested in these wines!

 

Entourage Elite orders processed April 30th
Entourage 12
: May 4th at 10 AM PST
Entourage 6: May 5th at 10 AM PST
Entourage 3: May 6th at 10 AM PST

 

Mailing List, these wines will only be available to our Entourage members.  If you are interested in joining our official Epoch family to gain access to these York Mountain bottlings, click here.

Shipping

Our York Mountain wines will ship via UPS Ground on the Monday (or Tuesday if within California) after you place your order, and all orders of six or more bottles will qualify for inclusive shipping.

 

Monday, May 10th: First round of out-of-state orders ship
Tuesday, May 11th: First round of CA orders ship
Monday, May 17th: Second round of out-of-state orders ship
Tuesday, May 18th: Second round of CA orders ship

 

You will have the ability to add add cool packs when placing your order.  If you would like to expedite or delay your shipment, please just let us know.

YORK MOUNTAIN VINEYARD®

The York Family, Paso wine pioneers and owners of this historic property for more than eighty years, planted vines on this land in 1882, making it one of the first vineyards on the central coast. Despite five name changes, prohibition, and the catastrophic San Simeon Earthquake, York Mountain Winery ran continuously for 119 years, making it one of the longest continuously run wineries in the United States. When we purchased the property in 2010, the site of the York family’s original vineyard was fallow, but we were eager to one day plants vines again on these historic soils.

 

In the spring of 2015, after much dreaming and planning, we began planting vines at this “cool climate” site. Located just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,500 feet, this property falls in the small 640 acre York Mountain AVA, which is outside of the very large Paso Robles AVA.  The soils and climate are very different than our other two vineyards.  The combination of sandstone soils with a very moderate climate due to the even closer proximity to the Pacific Ocean make this site quite the departure from our Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards.  Because of its elevation and distance from the ocean, York Mountain receives more than twice the amount of rainfall as our other vineyards and has characteristic foggy mornings throughout the year with cool breezes all day long.

York Mountain Vineyard® Stats:

Planted: 2015
Acreage: 21 under vine, 128 total
Soils: Fragmented and fractured sandstone
pH: High 4s to mid 6s
AVA: York Mountain
Red Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon
White Varietals: Viognier and Roussanne
Farming Practices: Farmed using Organic and Biodynamic practices