100 Point (Winemaker of the year) releases another stunner!

Epoch 2009 Proprietary Red

Justin Smithe and Bill ArmstrongA wine from the 2010 Winery of Year winemaker (Justin Smith – Saxum) whose last two releases received a perfect 100 POINT rating from Robert Parker and of course was the wine of the year too! I don’t need to tell you that Saxum wine is fetching big bucks on the auction and after market (I hear 250.00!) The 2009 Epoch is a “bargain” blend of 60% Syrah, 19% Grenache, 9% Tempranillo, 8% Zinfandel, 4% Mourvedre sourced from various vineyard blocks on the estate.

EPOCH 2009 Proprietary Blend, Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
Retail 44.00 – GGWC 39.99

Intense aromas jump out of the glass.  On the palate one is greeted by lush black stone fruit, hints of cocoa and espresso and a whiff of toasty vanilla.   The wine is full in body, well-balanced and offers stunning pure fruit and opulence.  This New-World-Rhone-Cali-style blend is vibrant and pleasant from nose to finish.  This might be an ideal wine for the end of the year holiday season and will not break the bank!