Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery was founded in 1985 by the Arciero family. In fact the Paso Robles based winery was modeled after the monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy, near the Arciero family’s hometown. In 2010, Eos Vineyards was acquired by Foley Family Wines, also a family run business. Amy Freeman, who joined Foley in 2010 as an assistant winemaker, is currently the head winemaker and oversees all of the Eos wine production. There are three different lines of wine within Eos, including the entry Lost Angel line, the Estate and Estate Reserve lines. While the Estate Reserve includes only a Zinfandel and a Bordeaux red blend, the Lost Angel and Estate series include wines produced from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and various blends according to our Eos wine reviews. For more information on these wines be sure to check out our Eos wine ratings below.
This dessert wine has pushed itself to the front of the line of California sweeties, and the ’04 is a great bottling. It’s enormously sweet in late-harvest character, with apricot liqueur, pineapple tart and vanilla cream flavors that are brightened and boosted with cleansing acidity. So addictively delicious you just can’t help yourself.
With 21% residual sugar, this is an enormously sweet wine, one of the most honeyed of the vintage. A little sugar goes a long way, of course, but this wine also charms with rich, powerful apricot, peach and vanilla custard flavors, perfectly balanced with crisp acidity. With consistently high scores over the years, Tears of Dew has taken a place in the front ranks…
Seductively delicious, an unctuously thick wine that opens with decadent aromas of apricot jam, sweet fig, tangerine, vanilla and meringue. Feels oily-rich on the palate, with sweet flavors and crisp acids and a clean, honeyed finish.
It’s time to admit this wine into the elite of California dessert sippers. It’s always dependably rewarding in apricot, wild honey and vanilla flavors, unctuously sweet, and well-balanced in acids. This year’s offering is true to form.
Tears of Dew has established itself as one of the leading white dessert wines in California, and the ’05 is nobly in that tradition, although it’s not quite up to the astonishing opulence of ’04. Very sweet and well acidified, it has delicious apricot liqueur, orange marmalade and vanilla cream flavors and a long, complex finish. Just gorgeous.
With this thick, dark wine, the folks from EOS have pumped up the volume. It’s super soft and supple, with velvety tannins and lots of black cherry, coffee, chocolate, herb, spice, vanilla, toast and earth flavors. The wine also has some high-toned qualities that bright up on the finish.
If you like your Pets awesomely dark and extracted, with enormous fruit and lavish oak, you’ll enjoy this only-in-California wine. Tastes like a rum-soaked blackberry and chocolate cake, sprinkled with cinnamon, with a peppery edge. But it’s dry and soft.
Another beautifully rich, satisfying Tears of Dew from EOS. This is one of California’s most consistently successful dessert wines. The ’08 is very sweet and opulent in honey, apricot jam, orange sorbet and crème brûlée flavors. So easy to drink, and the alcohol is refreshingly low at 11%.