Show 582, June 15, 2024: Epoch Estate Wines of Paso Robles with Winemaker Jordan Fiorentini

Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estate Wines

“When Epoch Estate Wines owners Bill and Liz Armstrong set out on their “crazy” quest to make wine, they did not have their sights set on any particular wine region. However, Bill and Liz knew two things for sure: they loved wines made from Rhone varieties, and being geologists, understood the importance terroir plays in the making of world-class wines. Upon extensive research and travel, they kept coming back to Paso Robles for the weather, unique soils, hilliness, and extreme temperature swings that are known to this region and are found within each of their vineyard sites – Paderewski, Catapult, and York Mountain. The cowboy culture, entrepreneurial spirit, and unmistakable beauty were just added bonuses!”

“The Armstrong’s own epoch officially began in 2004 with the purchase of the Paderewski Vineyard. This chapter became so fruitful (pun intended) that they spread their roots to Catapult Vineyard in 2008 and then the historic York Mountain Winery two years later.”

“In 2010, after an extensive international search, Owners / Vintners Bill and Liz Armstrong, found their dream winemaker in Jordan Fiorentini. The Armstrong’s winemaking mission and unique vineyards stole Jordan’s heart. Passionate, dedicated, and not afraid to push the envelope Jordan brings an enthusiastic and experienced spirit to Epoch. Her palate is the kind wine lovers dream of and one that speaks to her through shapes. Having an awesome artistic side, Jordan now draws her Tasting Notes, called Vinpressions, in addition to writing about each wine.”

Winemaker Jordan Fiorentini joins us to uncork all that is Epoch Estate Wines.