2015 Villa Creek 'Avenger' Paso Robles

$54.95
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“A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, cola, potpourri and incense, and an exotic Moroccan spice quality builds in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as energy on the palate, offering densely packed blueberry, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors that become sweeter and livelier with air. Finishes sappy, youthfully tannic and extremely long, leaving behind suave mineral and lavender pastille notes.” - Vinous

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Cris Cherry
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 months
Appellation:
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre
SKU #:
1WVCR15RB3AVENGER
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Vinous

Youthful purple. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, cola, potpourri and incense, and an exotic Moroccan spice quality builds in the glass. Shows impressive depth as well as energy on the palate, offering densely packed blueberry, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors that become sweeter and livelier with air. Finishes sappy, youthfully tannic and extremely long, leaving behind suave mineral and lavender pastille notes.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Avenger is a more Syrah dominated cuvée which includes 10% each of Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Its deep ruby/purple/opaque color is followed by classic Paso Robles Syrah notes of blackberries, barbecue smoke, peppery herbs and chalky minerality. Opening up with time in the glass, this full-bodied, unctuous beauty has sweet tannin, nicely integrated acidity, and loads of fruit and texture, all while staying balanced, clean and incredibly drinkable. It will benefit from a year or two in bottle and keep through 2027.