Every time I drink Epoch wines I wonder why I don't buy more.  They are expensive but given the quality, they are appropriately priced to the competition.  They are also outstanding!  This one is a blend of 36% Petite Sirah, 30% Syrah, 22% Mourvèdre, and 12% Grenache.  It is very young and would be well served by further cellaring.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, black cherries, char, black pepper, spice and roasted herbs and meats.  Full bodied with firm tannins.  On the palate, this is delicious.  Chunky black raspberries and black cherries with underlying spice and char.  Lots of energy.  Nice balance.  Long finish.  This should improve for another five to ten years and drink well for fifteen to twenty after that.  If opening now, give it a few hours (or a day) in the decanter. It drinks well on its own and will need big food to match with it.  A beef stew would work well.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2017

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