Epoch 2014 Ingenuity
Explosive on the first pour, I can’t get enough of the aromas – so much delicious fruit, sweet black licorice and warm summer brush. Counter-intuitively, but so indicative of Epoch’s multi-varietal Rhone Blends when young, this wine becomes more convoluted and serious the more you sniff and taste. So outwardly vivacious on the first few sips, you’d think her personality would tame in the glass, but touché, she grows serious and more complex, leaving you yearning for what’s to come. With a great acid backbone and focused fruit, more grounding attributes of earth, sweet tar, dried sage and briney olives present themselves once your senses grow accustomed to her outward fruity beauty.
95pts Jeb Dunnuck
95pts Wine Enthusiast
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate