Villa Creek Avenger Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2011

$45

Villa Creek Cellars grew from the intent by Cris and JoAnn Cherry to make a house wine for their restaurant of the same name. Now they produce some of the most highly regarded, and rated, wines in Paso Robles.  The Avenger is always our favorite of their delicious lineup - new release. previous vintage 92 Points Wine Spectator:  "Exhibits an enticing mix of ripe berry, hot brick, white pepper and spice. Holds its focus through the finish, ending with a subtle earthiness. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. Drink now through 2021. 400 cases made."

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Ratings on Delectable

Ashley Dubois Delectable Pro

Beautiful deep Rhone blend distinctive of Paso fruit. Chewy tannin, velvety mouthfeel, gamey meat nose, white pepper, lovely minerality. Drinking fantastic now.

Beautiful deep Rhone blend distinctive of Paso fruit. Chewy tannin, velvety mouthfeel, gamey meat nose, white pepper, lovely minerality. Drinking fantastic now.

9.0

Ben Doren Delectable Pro

Much better on day2...this bad boy needs some cellar time

Much better on day2...this bad boy needs some cellar time

8.5

dan boedeker

60 Syrah 20 Grenache 20 Mouvedre. Lots of dark fruit, moderate tannins, a little heat. Nice Rhone blend.

60 Syrah 20 Grenache 20 Mouvedre. Lots of dark fruit, moderate tannins, a little heat. Nice Rhone blend.

9.2

Michael Fuller

A little tight. Needs some time to open up but hits its stride a couple hours in.

A little tight. Needs some time to open up but hits its stride a couple hours in.

9.2

dan boedeker

Magnum, great with 18 hour smoked brisket.

Magnum, great with 18 hour smoked brisket.

9.2

Nick Holmes

#nailedit

#nailedit

9.3

Brent Egelhoff

Very nice. Silky, red currant.

Very nice. Silky, red currant.

9.5

Margie Kim

Villa Creek, Paso Robles - 2011 Avenger 60% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache

Villa Creek, Paso Robles - 2011 Avenger 60% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache

9.6

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