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2008 Epoch Estate Wines Tempranillo Paderewski Vineyard
- Central Coast
- Paso Robles
Community Tasting Notes 20
MCanner wrote: (89 points)
August 31, 2016 - Straight from the bottle, over the top. Same 2, 3, 4 hours in the decanter. This wine is out of control. Glycerin on the nose, less noticeable on the palate. Cherry pie, vanilla, very confectionary, almost saccharine, and lacking in the earthy, gamey qualities associated with tempranillo. I imagine it's attractive to a specific palate (and price point) and certainly not a drain pour for us. But frankly, some of the other scores here strike me as expressing some buyer's remorse. At $30 a bottle on Winebid, possibly a rebuy, but I probably wouldn't touch it for another five years.
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March 28, 2014 - As a cocktail wine, for those that prefer such things, this is fine. But as a varietal expression of Tempranillo, it's a thick, sappy mess. Honestly, this could have been anything, from anywhere. Formulaic (oak, raisins, EtOH, repeat), and without soul or nuance. Not advisable with food. The only bottle on the night that didn't get emptied (left half full, and there were nine people at the table). 15,9% abv
Aerated to decanter 2 hours, served non-blind.1 person found this helpful Comment
jbposell wrote: (93 points)
December 22, 2013 - Impressive showing for this wine, better than 6 months ago by a good amount. Don't know if it's bottle variation or time, but this was one of the best Epochs I've had and certainly the best American Tempranillo.
mach wrote: (100 points)
November 16, 2013 - Sensational. Decanted for 1 hour. Cherries, chocolate, little leather.
ELH wrote: (90 points)
January 19, 2013 - Decanted in the glass. Luxurious Tempranillo fruit. Fruity and lively.
Pro Reviews 2
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link) 93 points
(Epoch Estate Wines Tempranillo Paderewski Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)
(Epoch Estate Wines Tempranillo Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Epoch Estate Wines
- Varietal Tempranillo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Paderewski Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Paso Robles
- Pending Delivery 8 (2%)
- In Cellars 165 (50%)
- Consumed 154 (47%)
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