Epoch’s 2010 Estate Blend possesses gorgeous inner tension and energy. Dark fruit, licorice and spices flow through to the imposing finish. The Estate Blend is one of the entry-level wines at Epoch, but it has all of the qualitites of the higher-end bottlings, and costs less. This is a great introduction to the Epoch house style. -Wine Advocate
Combines richness with subtlety and finesse, weaving together fresh earth, chocolate-covered espresso bean and vivid dark berry flavors with touches of hazelnut, gliding to a long, graceful finish. -Wine Spectator
Their entry level blend that comes from the different plots and varieties of the property, the 2010 Estate Blend is a perfect introduction into the wines of this estate. A blend of 56% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, and 7% Tempranillo, it has loads of chocolaty black fruits, licorice, tar, pepper, and chalky minerality to go with a great palate. Textured, rich, and drinking well beyond most estate’s entry-level offering, with serious depth and focus, it will continue to impress for 5-7 years. -Rhone Report
Inky purple. Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by black tea, licorice and potpourri. Juicy, incisive blackberry and boysenberry flavors are braced by zesty acidity and pick up a touch of candied violet with air. Oak spice and floral notes emerge on the sweet, focused, gently tannic finish. For a rich, ripe wine this is pretty suave. -IWC
Tasting the 2010 Estate Blend conjures up memories of harvest 2010 at our Paderewski Vineyard. Being a combination of our estate-grown Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Tempranillo from undulating exposures and alternating shale versus limestone soils, we see the personality of our site shine through over individual grape varieties. Indicative of the vintage, the fruit and tannin are beautifully ripe, yielding a plush, textured and lengthy wine weaving in and out of savory and sweet flavors: red plum, leather, savory meat, roasted herbs, chocolate and brown spice. 1,699 cases produced.
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