• Producer: Epoch Estate Wines - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Jordan Fiorentini
  • Region (AVA): Paso Robles (Willow Creek)
  • Blend: 56% Petite Sirah, 16% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 13% Grenache
  • Vintage production: 667 cases
  • Winery location: York Mountain
  • Owners: Liz & Bill Armstrong
  • First vintage: 2007
  • Drinking window: 2020-2034

 

About The Wine

 

Announcing Petite Sirah as the leading grape for the first time ever in the 2017 Ingenuity!  Jordan has been working towards this monumental shift in this blend’s makeup for many years, and now, it’s here to stay.  It is still the “Paso Roblean Rhone Blend” that we all know and love, but with a bit more identity, purpose and well, Petite-Sirah-ness. 

 

Fermented in concrete, stainless steel and oak tanks. It was racked into and aged for 19 months in French oak barrels (51% new) and puncheons. It was bottled on June 12th, 2019.

 

Epoch Estate Wines Ingenuity 2017

£59.00Price
  • "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.

    95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sept. 2020)

     

    "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.

    95 points, Josh Reynolds (Vinous, Sept. 2020)