And now, finally, for my favorite Templeton/Paso Robles winery of all: Epoch! This is a relatively new kid on the block, and it’s making a name for itself, fast. There honestly aren’t enough adjectives or exclamation points in the world for me to describe exactly how giddy this place made me. The design was gorgeous, the grounds were breathtaking, the branding was so well thought out, the staff was nice and the wine … THE WINE. It was kind of life-changing. You could taste the passion in the glass — so round and full and exactly what wine should be. While everything we tried was out of this world, the 2009 Reserva Tempranillo we tasted is a wine that I will forevermore compare all good wines to when tasting. It’s the stuff of dreams, man.
Honestly, we only visited a small fraction of the wineries in the whole Paso Robles area, so … um, I’m going back. Place blew my mind — and I may have recently spent a small fortune on No. 1 so that I could have some more (it delivers in early November, and I’m SO excited!) …
Have you ever been to any Templeton or Paso Robles wineries? Which ones are your favorites? —Jenn