Epsilon is the project of Aaron and Julie Southern (Julie is a member of the Kalleske clan) who own vineyards in the Northern part of Barossa. As the familiar story goes with so many growers they sold off their fruit to larger wineries until a chance meeting with the Massena boys Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins. Under their guidance they convinced them to start up their own brand in 2004 and built a winery on the property. Sourced from a single vineyard the wine sees approximately 12 months in older French oak with only the best batches making the final blend.
The 2010 Navigato Family Selection Red Blend is a wine that has some age on it already but still has plenty more to give. The wine is a Bordeaux blend consisting of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, and Family Selection means it is the top barrels used for this signature bottling! It is black garnet in color with bright inviting complex aromas of melted chocolate and pretty toasted herbs. On the palate we find raspberry and blackberry flavors intertwined with chocolate and coffee notes. The finish is wonderfully layered with great depth and balance to be enjoyed now or for many more years to come.
This is an indulgent Cabernet packed with mocha and black cherry flavors, this smooth, rich medium bodied wine finishes with playful silky tannins. Aromas of briar blackberry, chocolate, graphite mineral notes, and slightly earthy complexity. The palate is balanced with a medium-plus body, with notes of cassis and other dark fruit. The finish is smooth, balanced with fine grained tannins. Delicious out of the bottle, smooth enough on it’s own, or great with a backyard bbq!
The 2018 Cusumano is a real hit! It is a deep ruby red, with violet reflections. There are lovely fresh aromas of red and black berries. The body is fruit-forward with firm tannins and plummy spice flavors. Nero D’Avola grapes are manually selected in the rich, white soil vineyards of San Giacomo, which produces a refreshing fruit-forward wine that pairs perfectly with meat-based meals and especially with your favorite pizza!