2008 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • Anthonut Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 12, 2016 - Deep dark Syrah with lovely dark fruit flavors backed up with licorice and tar. Give this a good decant to really let it express itself.

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (94 points)

    February 15, 2016 - Two for Valentines - Maybach, Epoch (Home): Purple in color. The nose is great, really deep with black raspberries, beef blood, and black pepper. On the palate, this is big. Firm tannins. Lots of black raspberry fruit. Very deep and it unwinds slowly in the glass. This needs more time. We save half the bottle for Day 2, so I will check it out later. I would still continue to hold these.

  • tlangle Likes this wine:

    January 23, 2016 - This is a massive wine. Dark and inky. Stains the glass. While I don't often drink this style of wine, I think it is a great example of a big paso syrah. Fruit forward and high alcohol, a nice treat on a cold winter day. 8 years old now, and doesn't seem to be fading at all.

  • Nanda wrote: (90 points)

    December 26, 2015 - Blind Post-Christmas Lunch Tasting: Served double blind at lunch. Inky purple to black in color. Big decadent nose has sweet blackberry compote, creosote, smoke and black pepper. Palate is also rich and decadent with sweet, jammy fruit and lower acid. Loads of spice and pepper. Just enough acid to keep the wine moving on the palate. A bruiser. Not my sweet spot these days but of a high quality.

  • csimm1161 wrote: (89 points)

    August 23, 2015 - Ripe, plum fruits with blackberry, forest floor, and (as others have noted) a raisin/ripe black currant swath on the back end of the palate. Some lingering earth and spice notes hold just enough interest to keep this from becoming disjointed. Not a lot of energy left in this it seems.

    At this stage, consumers should consider drinking now. Would pair nicely with a lamb, rabbit, or other gamey/earthy dish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

    (Epoch Block B Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

    (Epoch Estate Wines Block B Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Rhone Rangers of California, Issue #2, 1/11/2009 (link) (94-96) points

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Epoch Estate Wines
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Block B
  • Vineyard Paderewski Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (3%)
  • In Cellars 166 (53%)
  • Consumed 140 (44%)

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