Epoch Tempranillo 2013

Epoch Tempranillo 2013


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The lone wolf, Epoch's Tempranillo is so distinctly different from all our other wines in aroma, flavor and most obviously tannin structure. Big and juicy red plum and pomegranate fruits lead the entry as cinnamon and oak spice tumble around the palate, intensified by a cascade of chewy, multi-faceted tannins that fold from front to back. This wine resides at the intersection of rustic and refined and once again has earned his spurs to be deemed our Spanish cowboy.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Epoch
Alcohol/vol 15.4%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateChecking in at the top of the barrel sample, the 2013 Tempranillo (87% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache and 3% Zinfandel) is a structured, tannic, full-bodied and youthful red that has lots of darker berry fruits, crushed flowers, chocolate and savory spice aromas and flavors. I love its purity, but it needs 2-3 years of cellaring.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 30, 2016
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorTightly wound and zesty, with racy flavors of dried cherry, licorice, orange and espresso. Drink now through 2024. 511 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2017