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The November 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/25/2022 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #1020. Epoch Estate Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard 2013

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 97 JD.
"I think the 2013 Block B will end up being the best vintage of this cuvee to date. Always from block 13 in the Paderewski Vineyard (which got changed to block B due to the poor handwriting of yours truly years ago) and all Syrah, the 2013 was fermented with 48% whole clusters in a mix of stainless steel, oak barrels and clay amphora. It then spent 17 months in 49% new French oak, 39% neutral barrels and 12% in amphora. The darkest colored wine in the lineup, this blockbuster delivers pedal to the metal notes of black fruits, scorched earth, crushed rock and graphite. A big, full-bodied Syrah, it's still impeccably balanced, has plenty of structure and incredible purity. It's not for those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, and will drink beautifully for a decade. Winemaker Jordan Fiorentini is making the most of her new winery on York Mountain, and her 2013s and 2014s are up with the creme de la creme of the vintage. In addition to the new releases, I was also able to do a small retrospective of her Tempranillo." Wine Advocate #226, Aug 2016
Provenance: The Indigo Cellar
Notes: 1 slightly protruding cork, lightly scuffed capsules.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225

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