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70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan. The past few vintages of Rosé have been some of our best to date and this one is no different. Is it the inclusion of our MAHA Estate Grenache and Carignan grapes? Perhaps it is the youthful vitality of our home vineyard that gives this wine it’s energy. Subtle aromas of strawberries and anise and wet limestone jump out of the glass and are mirrored on the palate. A bit of salinity and a fresh snap on the finish make for a perfect accompaniment to sardine conserva on a buttered cracker with a few flakes of sea salt. This wine is proudly made with certified organic and biodynamic grapes.
100% Roussanne. Irresistible aromas and flavors of salted caramel pear tartan 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. (recipe with your shipment). Don’t hesitate to serve this wine at the end of your meal perhaps with vanilla poached pears and cheese. Drink now and through 2029. This is a fun one to track so stock the cellar!
100% Grenache. 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
2017 Willow Creek Cuvée
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. Since 2001, Villa Creek has been about blending. This year’s cuvée combines three sites: Luna Matta, James Berry, and MAHA. This sexy beast is well appointed in its inky purple suit (think Prince in Purple Rain). The nose is intoxicating with plum, red fruits, wet limestone and local mountain herbs. Offering a generous portion of the above, it has a keen focus on the end game…to pair well with many types of cuisine and to make you look good when you bring it to a dinner party! This is a delicious wine that will make you happy. 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 fullhouse! Drink 2020-2030
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