Dark purple and inky. Nose was somewhat overpowered by the alcohol day one, but subsequent days was able to pick up cherry and raspberry notes. Dark berry and plumb flavors with a nice smooth finish. Medium bodied with mouth drying tannins. May mellow out more with another year or two, but drinking well now with great balance. Alcohol/heat just a tad higher than what I would consider perfectly balanced right now.
I have a not so good run on Epoch wines with a few years of age on them lately. This one came through in the clutch though!! Tertiary flavors starting to come through along with the fruit. Really in a good spot. Decanted for a little bit over an hour and drank over another 2. Good now but has 5-8 years if you like more age on them
I've always loved this wine however it's now showing more complexity and even better than previous bottles. Masterful blending for sure. I've consumed 7 bottles of this wine and enjoyed them all. Wish I had a few more left since this wine is sure to age well for at least 5 more years.
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