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2016 Avenger WP

2016 Avenger WP

"70% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache (40% whole clusters and 40% new French and Hungarian oak) Opaque ruby. A complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, incense, potpourri and vanilla, and a smoky mineral nuance builds as the wine stretches out. Juicy, seamless and fleshy in texture, offering deeply concentrated blueberry, cherry cola, spicecake and floral pastille flavors and salty olive and mineral qualities. Distinctly rich but surprisingly vibrant, even graceful, with silky tannins adding shape and grip to the extremely long finish."  95 pts 

Josh Rynolds, Vinous

"The 2017 Avenger is a big, ripe, full-bodied blend of 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, and 10% Grenache that saw just 30% new French oak. Blackberries, melted licorice, underbrush, and subtle olive notes all emerge from this beautifully ripe, polished, pleasure-bent Syrah that shines for its sheer balance and charm. It’s great today but will keep for at least 7-8 years, although I see no need to delay gratification."  94 pts

Jeb Dunnuck,

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Vintage 2016
Varietal Shiraz
Appellation Paso Robles