Ripe dark cherries, soft worn leather, tree bark, and camphor are complicated in this vibrant garnet elixir. On the palate, baked berry pie, cinnamon, and cedar are framed by white pepper and firm yet engaging tannins.
Villa Creek's 2011 Aglianico Luna Matta Vineyard explodes from the glass with blueberry jam, grilled herbs, cassis, menthol, violets and lavender. An exotic, thrilling wine, the 2011 boasts superb depth and richness to match its opulent, full-bodied personality. The 2011 Aglianico was done with 60% whole clusters and aged in French oak, 25% new. Paso Robles meets Campania in a dazzling wine that will provide plenty of thrills over the next decade or more.
94pts. Antonio Galloni- Vinous Media