Epoch Ingenuity 2015
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Epoch Ingenuity 2015

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750ml
$75.00
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$69.90

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Epoch
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
The 2015 Ingenuity presents all its characteristic black and blue fruits, spice and licorice, however, it does so in a more reserved fashion than most vintages. This California Rhône blend continues to reveal fresh aromatics after being open for 24-plus-hours, and the tannins move from picante to velvety as oxygen soften their structure. Enjoy the bramble berry, roasted herbs, smoke meats, graphite, wet rock and sweet tobacco notes that ride high on the palate, continuously evolving.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The inky colored 2015 Ingenuity (51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14% Petite Sirah, and the balance Grenache) is another broad, layered, incredibly sexy wine from winemaker Joran Fiorentini. Offering up lots of smoked earth, ground pepper, exotic flowers, and assorted dark fruits, it opens up beautifully with time in the glass, has a layered, ultra-pure style, and a great, great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. Bravo!

November 29, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
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Rich and yet focused aromas of black cherry and cassis are leveled by wet gravel and crushed slate on the intense nose of this blend of 51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14% Petite Sirah and 7% Grenache. The palate is very structural at first with stand-up tannins, but they open the doors to lush floral and fruit flavors, from lilac and lavender to elegant plums and berries.

Matt Kettmann, April 1, 2019
Vinous
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(raised for 19 months in large French oak casks, 60% of them new) Glass-staining violet. Powerful, mineral-accented blueberry, cherry cola and vanilla aromas pick up suggestions of exotic spices and incense in the glass. Alluringly sweet, palate-staining black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors deepen with air and spread out while retaining vivacity and focus. Smoothly balances concentration and finesse. A smoky mineral quality adds vibrant cut to a strikingly long, sweet, dark-fruit-dominated finish.

Josh Raynolds, September 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 2015 Ingenuity Proprietary Red offers up an expressive nose of dark chocolate, grilled meat, ripe blackberries and cherry preserve. Full-bodied, rich and expansive, it cuts a broad swath across the palate, revealing a deep core of sun-kissed, concentrated fruit and a gently chewy finish. It's one of the more fruit-forward wines in the Epoch portfolio.

William Kelley, May 31, 2018
Wine Spectator
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Dense and deeply structured, with smoky game, black currant and licorice notes that build intensity toward bold but polished tannins. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah and Grenache. Drink now through 2025. 1,128 cases made.

Tim Fish, March 31, 2019