2011 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend

Red Rhone Blend

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  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles

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  • Hammar wrote: 90 points

    February 5, 2014 - Pop and pour, very harsh off the first sip. Let it sit an hour, astringency remained. Used a VacuVin, came back to it two days later, and the astringency had mostly blown off.

    Tasty enough, but I didn't quite get the same experience as others had with this wine.

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  • pbredon commented:

    2/5/14, 8:27 AM - Do you think this needs more time, then?

  • Hammar commented:

    2/5/14, 3:30 PM - I don't believe this necessarily needs any more time, as I've found with most wines that an astringent flavor will stay for much longer than you hope to cellar it.

    I'd say it's good to drink now, but give it some time to breathe, maybe an hour or so, if you can wait. Maybe take a sip right off the opening, and see what you think. If it has that astringency (which others didn't seem to find) let if blow off first, you'll be rewarded. Otherwise, it may not need time to decant, as others have pointed out that it was great as a pop and pour.

    Either way, it's ready whenever you are!

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