- Producer: Epoch Estate Wines - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Jordan Fiorentini
- Region (AVA): Paso Robles (Willow Creek)
- Blend: 66% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 16% Syrah
- Vintage production: 875 cases
- Winery location: York Mountain
- Owners: Liz & Bill Armstrong
- First vintage: 2007
- Drinking window: 2018-2025+
About The Wine
Epoch's nod to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this Grenache-based blend embraces its status as a GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvédre) with elegance, panache, and a consistent sunny-ness that reminds Owner, Bill Armstrong, of the wines from the Southern Rhône – wines that inspired him to start this crazy Epoch journey in the first place.
The 2014 Veracity was sourced from two of Paso's 'Grand Cru' vineyards, 52% Paderewski and 48% Catapault, both owned by Epoch.
It was fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks, and large French oak puncheons. It was racked into and aged for 18 months, 8% in concrete eggs, and French oak barrels (24% new). It was bottled on 17th May 2016.
Epoch Estate Wines Veracity 2014
"The GSM blend of the estate the checks in as 66% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and 16% Syrah (more Grenache than normal), the 2014 Veracity offers a classic Paso nose of sexy, ripe black fruits, melted licorice, charcoal and roasted meats. Deep, rich and concentrated, it cuts a tight, focused path on the palate, with plenty of tannin, terrific freshness and a great finish. Like all these 2014s, it has terrific purity.”
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct. 2017)