Discover Paso Robles
Thu October 18 & Fri October 19
4:30 pm - 7:00pm
Pasadena Wine Bar
1785 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Discover Paso Robles this week in Pasadena with Epoch Estate and Halter Ranch!
Epoch Estate: York Mountain in West Paso Robles is the home of Epoch Estate Wines and of Bill and Liz Armstrong, who founded Armstrong Oil & Gas in Denver, Colorado. In 2004, the Armstrongs purchased 350 acres of land that had been owned by world-renowned Polish musician and concert pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Epoch has quickly developed a big reputation for small production, hand crafted wines with abundant personalities. They make wines that are complex and delicious, thought-provoking, and memorable.
Halter Ranch: Historic Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery located in the heart of the Paso Robles' Westside Adelaida District. California's Central Coast Wine Country has ideal conditions for growing superior wine grapes and producing world-class wines. The 100% estate-grown wines are sustainably farmed on westside limestone soils. Tradition and innovation mix at Halter Ranch to produce Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines of the highest quality."
2017 Epoch Estate White
A vibrant blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier are enhanced with a hint of Roussanne that dances across the palate. Your olfactory receptors will be in overdrive with the 2017 White’s stunning aromatics of fresh pineapple, green melon, honeysuckle and lemon curd, which are echoed and enhanced on the luxurious, yet crisp and mineral driven palate.
2017 Epoch Estate Rosé
A lot of thought and consideration went into the lightest and most delicate wine of Epoch Estate. Made only of red grapes grown with the intent of being made into Rosé, and taking inspiration from Rosés of southern France, this wine is majority Mourvedre, with a good percentage of Grenache and some Syrah. Mourvedre is once again the rightful leading lady in Epoch’s sunset 2017 Rosé. Sweet hay, honey, strawberry, kiwi, and pink grapefruit graze the nose and palate with a hint of refreshing sea air and lots of good vibes.
2014 Epoch Estate Red Blend
The Estate Blend provides a snapshot of Epoch vineyards and the specific winemaking practices within every vintage. Though Syrah consistently takes the lead, the exact blend of varieties varies from vintage to vintage. Grenache, Mourvedre, and Tempranillo regularly play key roles in this wine with occasional cameos from Zinfandel and other varieties. It is totally Epoch! The savory, the floral, and the fruity all unite in the five-varietal Estate Blend that speaks to all of Epoch’s wine practices. This focused and seamless expression of the terroir shoots across the palate with notes of raw and smoked meats, black olives, roasted herbs, cherry, cassis, anise, lavender, and vanilla dust.
2016 Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc
Reminiscent of wines of Southern France, this Grenache Blanc has aromas and flavors of white flowers, melons and pear. Delicious on its own, this wine also pairs beautifully with lighter meats, summer salads and anything from the sea.
2015 Halter Ranch Cotes de Paso
The CDP is a Rhone-style blend that is a combination of four varietals from the estate vineyard. Grenache provides a bright fruit forward entry, Mourvedre adds spice and meaty notes, while Syrah brings weight to the mid-palate, and Tannat ties everything together with color, tannin and acidity. Loaded with aromas of plum and dark cherry with a hint of garrigue, this luscious wine has a rich mid-palate that leads to a long smooth finish.
2015 Halter Ranch Ancestor Red
Aromas olallieberries, currants and cocoa. Rich and powerful, this wine offers dark fruit flavors and has a silky, round mouthfeel that finishes with seamlessly integrated tannins. Well-balanced, he Ancestor is an excellent food wine and pairs well with beef, lamb, and game. Enjoy now, or set aside for a special occasion, as the wine will develop beautifully for years to come.