2013 Villa Creek "Avenger" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1243814 94 points Vinous

 Saturated ruby. Spicy blueberry, mulberry and floral pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of woodsmoke and dusty minerals. Supple and seamless in texture, offering intense flavors of ripe blue fruits, allspice and star anise. Plays richness off of vivacity smoothly, finishing with excellent energy and supple shaping tannins. (JR)  (9/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Powerful and brooding, yet well-structured. Aromas of ripe blueberry and bitter chocolate open to full-bodied, extracted flavors of boysenberry, smoky beef and spiced sage. Hands off for now. Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Grenache. Best from 2018 through 2027. (TF)  (3/2016)

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Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.
Alcohol Content (%): 15.4