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The First

The First

+ 2 Villa Creek | MAHA Stemless Wine Glasses

The wine that started it all: Avenger. The 2001 Avenger was the very first Villa Creek wine ever produced, blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvédre from the Debro and Glenrose vineyards. Over the last 20 years, we have continued to cultivate and develop this Syrah based blend with love and integrity. This package offers a look at the 2017 and 2018 vintages of Avenger.

2017 Avenger

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 - Vinous Media

2018 Avenger

70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 5% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignan, 2% Mourvedre. Syrah from G2 and Luna Matta blended with MAHA Estate Petite Sirah, Carignan and Mourvedre comprise this years Avenger. This wine is based in purity, power, and precision. The vivid ruby/purple color catches your eye as it pours into the glass. Decadent aromas of black fruits, smoked meats, earth and spice lets you know you are in for a ride. The palate is insane! Mouth filling and rich without being over the top. It really hits the sweet spot of fruit and complexity. The tannins are fine and the length goes on for miles. On day one it was delish but day two took it to another level proving it will go the long haul and give pleasure for years to come. This one goes to 11 Baby….Drink 2020-2032

"Inky violet. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented black/blue fruit liqueur, incense and potpourri scents take on exotic spice and licorice notes with aeration. Deeply concentrated but energetic as well, offering sappy blueberry, cassis, candied violet and fruitcake flavors that are sharpened by smoky mineral and spice flourishes. The spicy note drives an impressively long, energetic finish, and chewy tannins provide shape and firming grip." 96 pts - Vinous Media

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