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2008 Epoch Estate Wines Tempranillo Paderewski Vineyard
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Community Tasting Notes 19
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.
Mootsie Likes this wine: (95 points)
December 14, 2012 - Very dark black/red color. Asphalt, plum, raisin, black fruit nose. Deep, ripe, jammy plums, blackberry, anise, a little white pepper, some smoke when it opens and more raisin, good acidity. Stellar wine. Big, concentrated and yummy. Drank with only a Vinturi decant.
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- 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 (3%)
- In Cellars 184 (60%)
- Consumed 114 (37%)