2017 Epoch Ingenuity-Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Vintage : 2017
Country : USA
Region : Paso Robles AVA
Petite Sirah is the leading grape of the 2017 Ingenuity and future vintages. It is still the “Paso Roblean Rhone Blend," but with a bit more identity, purpose and well, Petite-Sirah-ness.
Blend: 56% Petite Sirah, 16% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 13% Grenache
JD95 Jeb Dunnuck
This cuvée has shifted toward more Petite Sirah over the past few vintages, and the 2017 Ingenuity checks in as 56% Petite Sirah, 16% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, and 13% Grenache. Blueberries, flowery incense, white pepper, and candied orange peel all give way to a sexy, ripe, full-bodied 2017 with sweet tannins and a great finish. Drink it over the coming decade.
Opaque ruby. Spice-accented cherry, cassis, blueberry and licorice scents develop smoky mineral and floral top-notes that gain strength as the wine opens up. Fleshy black/blue fruit, licorice and candied violet flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity and become sweeter on the back half. Deftly blends concentration and vivacity and finishes smoky and very long, with gently chewy tannins and lingering dark fruit and candied licorice qualities. 51% new oak.