Epoch 2016 Ingenuity

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The 2016 Epoch Ingenuity contains a healthy dollop of Petite Sirah in this year's blend which gives great palate delineation and more seriousness to the blend. The wine offers broad flavors of red and blue, juicy fruits, eucalyptus, white pepper, fresh herb garden, rose petals, black tar, and dried meats with bold tannins from Syrah and Petite Sirah which lengthen the wine and make for long aging potential.

Varietal Composition: 54% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah, 16% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache
Appellation: Paso Robles Willow Creek District AVA
Vineyards: 70% Paderewski Vineyard, 30% Catapult Vineyard
Aging: 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons, 75% new
Winemaker: Jordan Fiorentini

96 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Ingenuity is blended of 54% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah, 16% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache. It was made using 10% whole cluster and aged 19 months in 75% new French oak barrels and puncheons. It has a deep ruby-purple color and slowly spreads its aromatic wings to a perfume of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and warm blackberries, with marionberry and boysenberries accents, gobs of violet and lilac perfume, touches of black pepper, loamy earth, mint leaves, bitter chocolate and olive—what a fantastic perfume! The palate is silky and expansive with the most unbelievable floral character. It's got finely pixelated tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and layered. This is outstanding! 1,003 cases produced." -EB, 2/6/20

95+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

95 Points - Vinous
"Dark magenta. A highly complex, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, cherry cola, mocha and potpourri, and baking spice and licorice nuances appear with air. Rich yet lively as well, offering palate-staining blackberry, cherry preserve, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that take on a floral note on the back half. The impressively long, spice-tinged finish features resonating florality and smooth, polished tannins that come in late. 75% new French oak." -JR, Feb/2020


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