2017 Avenger, $65

2017 Avenger, $65

70% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Avenger is the Syrah based blend that started the Villa Creek brand in 2001. This Avenger is a handsome, athletic creature that straddles both the old world and new. Ethereal aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, boysenberry, crushed rock, and graphite lead to a palate that is both rich and elegant with fantastic concentration, stunning purity, and perfect balance. It plays rather close to the vest at the moment but give it some time and it will deliver a full house! Drink 2020-2030

"Inky ruby. An assertively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe, mineral-accented black and blue fruits, candied violet, pipe tobacco and incense, and allspice and licorice notes emerge as the wine opens up. Powerful, spice-laced blackberry, cherry liqueur and fruitcake flavors show no rough edges and deepen with air while maintaining energy. The broad, floral- and mineral-tinged finish is framed by smooth, slow-building tannins and eventually leaves behind an intense dark fruit preserve note." 96 pts Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Deep and hearty aromas of stewed plum, blueberry and a touch of violet stay smooth and balanced on the nose of this blend of 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache. The texture is immediately compelling, with firm tannins that frame that rich flavors of roasted berry, smoked meat and peppery spice, with a pinch of lavender. 95 pts Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast

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Vintage 2017
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Paso Robles
Alcohol % 15.2