2017 Roussanne, James Berry Vineyard
Irresistible aromas and flavors of salted caramel pear tart with a butter crust are followed by marzipan and white pepper spice. This is a medium to full bodied white that we love to drink with oil poached tuna with almonds and raisins. Don’t hesitate to serve this wine at the end of your meal perhaps with vanilla poached pears and cheese. Drink now through 2029. This is a fun one to track so stock the cellar!
This vintage has a purity of fruit, richness and overall YUMMINESS. A blend of MAHA Estate and Luna Matta, Garnacha is 50% whole cluster and was aged in older French barrels. The nose boasts aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, cinnamon and anise. Elegant and seamless, the palate transcends to another level offering a mouthful of pure pleasure. Medium to full bodied, the purity and precision of fruit here make for a wine that will be hard to keep your hands off. Someone recently said that Grenache delivers everything that Pinot Noir promises. Blind taste your Pinot-loving friends on this wine and they will be SOLD on Grenache! Save some for the cellar as you will be rewarded in the long run. Drink 2019-2029
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