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Paint it Red

Paint it Red

+ 2 Villa Creek | MAHA Stemless Glasses

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

2017 High Road

40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre. It has been years since Grenache has taken center stage in this wine. Dark and heady, it expresses intoxicating notes of exotic red and purple fruits, licorice, orange peel and spice. Generous but not heavy on its feet it conjures black fruits, watermelon, five spice, with a wonderful umami component that has you wanting for more. It needs a bit of short term cellaring but if you can’t wait, decant it in the the AM before work, place in your cellar and dream about what awaits you when you return home. Drink 2020-2030

"The 2017 High Road James Berry Vineyard checks in as a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 30% Mourvèdre that was brought up in 35% new French oak. It offers beautiful blackberry fruits, toasted spice, caramelized beef, and herbes de Provence-like aromas, full-bodied richness, ripe, polished tannins, and a great, great finish. Hello, beautiful! Drink this quintessential Paso Robles blend any time over the coming 7-8 years." 96 pts - Vinous Media

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