2017 Avenger, $60

2017 Avenger, $60

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

"Gutsy, yet refined and polished, with expressive black raspberry, peppered beef and grilled anise flavors that build tension toward fine-grained tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 600 cases made." 93 pts - The Wine Spectator

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Vintage 2017
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Paso Robles
Alcohol % 15.2