2011 Epoch Authenticity
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JD 96
  • VN 93
  • WE 93
  • WS 91

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Even better, with another notch on the richness scale, the 2011 Authenticity boasts fabulous aromatics of creme de cassis, black raspberry, toasted bread, licorice and crushed flowers to go with a full-bodied, decadent... Even better, with another notch on the richness scale, the 2011 Authenticity boasts fabulous aromatics of creme de cassis, black raspberry, toasted bread, licorice and crushed flowers to go with a full-bodied, decadent and yet seamless style on the palate. A blend of 66% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre and a splash of Viognier that was harvest at the end of October/early November and aged 17 months in 60% new French oak, it’s already hard to resist, but will evolve gracefully for over a decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, August 2012
(JD 93-96 points) A knockout 2011 that will compete with, and possibly surpass, the 2010, the 2011 Epoch Estate Wines Authenticity Paderewski Vineyard is a blend of 66% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre, and 1% Viognier (co-fermented... (JD 93-96 points) A knockout 2011 that will compete with, and possibly surpass, the 2010, the 2011 Epoch Estate Wines Authenticity Paderewski Vineyard is a blend of 66% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre, and 1% Viognier (co-fermented with the Syrah) that was aged in roughly 60% new French oak. Deep, layered, and supremely pure, with classic currant, chalky minerality, chocolate, and assorted spice-driven characteristics, it is full-bodied, seamless, and focused on the palate. Shining for its purity and elegance as much as for its depth and richness, this serious 2011 will require a handful of years in the cellar, and drink well for 10-12 years possibly longer.
VN 93
Vinous, July 2014
The 2011 Authenticity is gorgeous. Silky, voluptuous and layered in the glass, the 2011, is laced with blue and purplish fruit, spices, mint and new leather. Sweet floral and spice notes add lift on the finish. This is a... The 2011 Authenticity is gorgeous. Silky, voluptuous and layered in the glass, the 2011, is laced with blue and purplish fruit, spices, mint and new leather. Sweet floral and spice notes add lift on the finish. This is a decidedly feminine, gracious wine that impresses for its overall balance. -- Antonio Galloni
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, September 2014
Opaquely purple in color, this Syrah-Mourvèdre blend (with 1% Viognier that co-fermented with the Syrah) boasts a brooding black cherry, pipe tobacco and tarragon nose. Then it delivers a much more nuanced palate, with... Opaquely purple in color, this Syrah-Mourvèdre blend (with 1% Viognier that co-fermented with the Syrah) boasts a brooding black cherry, pipe tobacco and tarragon nose. Then it delivers a much more nuanced palate, with very ripe blackberry, oaky vanilla and a tartness on the backend. It's well integrated, with some tannins to make it last. Drink now with a porterhouse steak, or hold until 2020 and track the sure-to-be-exciting evolution.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, July 2014
Dense, firm and tannic, this is well-built, with a backbone of blackberry and black licorice. The tannins hang tight, but there's wiggle room on the finish, where the red fruit becomes more prominent. Syrah, Mourvèdre and... Dense, firm and tannic, this is well-built, with a backbone of blackberry and black licorice. The tannins hang tight, but there's wiggle room on the finish, where the red fruit becomes more prominent. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2022. –JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 15.7%
Closure Cork