2015 Epoch "Block B - Paderewski Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah

SKU #1404320 98 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2015 Block B comes all from block 13 of the estate Paderewski Vineyard and is all Syrah that spent 19 months in 75% new French oak. I wrote “awesome” more than once in my notes and this deep, backward, almost primordial Syrah sports an inky purple color, sensational notes of black fruits, charred earth, iodine, graphite, and beef blood, full body, and a layered, balanced, seamless texture. It’s another wine that’s up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Give bottles 1-3 years and it should cruise for a decade. Inner quote mark (11/2018)

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Intensely perfumed black and blue fruit preserve, potpourri and exotic spice aromas, along with hints of woodsmoke, vanilla and candied flowers. Velvety, seamless and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated black currant, boysenberry, violet pastille and spicecake flavors that become livelier with aeration. Rich yet surprisingly energetic, finishing bright and alluringly sweet, with supple tannins, lingering florality and superb, spicy persistence. (JR) Inner quote mark (9/2018)

95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2015 Block B Syrah is one of the most impenetrably rich and powerful wines in the range, unfurling in the glass with brooding aromas of dark fruits, grilled meat, smoke, bay leaf and scorched earth. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and massively concentrated and extracted, with huge reserves of depth and energy, and a long, savory finish. It's going to need some time, but its upside should be considerable. (WK) 95+ Inner quote mark (5/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Bold and expressive yet retains a sense of finesse, offering floral, licorice, blackberry and smoky beef flavors that gain speed toward polished tannins. (TF) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Roasted plum, toasted wood and rich coffee aromas show on the nose of this bottling from the vineyard named after the famous composer who once owned this slice of land west of Paso Robles. The palate is tightly wound and full of acid, offering flavors of smoky charred wood, rich black plum and black cherry. (MK) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

K&L Notes

Jeb Dunnuck writes on his website: "Superstar winemaker Jordan Fiorentini continues to keep Epoch Estate near the top of the peak in Paso Robles, and these latest 2015s and 2016s are some of the finest wines I’ve tasted from her. These are classic Paso Robles Rhône blends that mix the best of California sun and richness with a sense of purity, elegance, and balance. Don’t miss them!" (8/2017)

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