Villa Creek Avenger 2019 750ml - Kona Wine Market
Villa Creek Avenger 2019 750ml
SKU: 210000015784

Villa Creek Avenger 2019

  • we96
  • v96
  • jd93-95
  • ws92


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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Villa Creek
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Year in and out Avenger is the wine you can take to a party and show off to your friends. It has plenty of complexity for the enthusiast, but also a yummy factor that hits the spot for the newbies. This vintage brings both in spades. The dark magenta color entices you into an intoxicating nose of vanilla, bramble berry, cinnamon, graphite and violets. A gorgeous mid-palate folds in flavors of grilled plums, browned butter, salted caramels and curing spices, transitioning to a seamless finish framed with fine tannins. Pull the cork on this one while you are prepping a spice rubbed roasted duck breast over whipped parsnips, and bramble berry confit. Have a back up because chances are your friends will crush it by the time dinner hits the table! Drink 2022-2035
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

This powerful blend of 46% Syrah, 28% Graciano, 14% Carignan, 6% Grenache and 6% Mourvèdre is elegant and rich on the nose with layers of focused boysenberry jam, pie crust spice and dark violet. The palate's texture starts with a comforting softness before the tannins slowly rise to envelop the baked berry and cardamom spice flavors, with acidity sizzling long into the finish.

September 1, 2022
  • v96

Opaque magenta. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes kirsch, cassis, spicecake, vanilla and candied violet; pipe tobacco and an exotic incense nuance builds in the glass. O!ers concentrated, palate- staining black and blue fruit, mocha, exotic spice and floral pastille flavors that show superb definition, and a core of juicy acidity lends support. Velvety in texture and alluringly sweet, finishing with powerful, spicy thrust, gently chewy tannins and superb, floral-driven persistence.

November 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93-95

Another gorgeous wine, the 2019 Avenger (70% Syrah and 10% each of Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Carignan) is a full-bodied, rich, meaty, and powerful red with complex peppery, licorice, and mineral-laced aromas and flavors. Seeing roughly 25% stems and 70% new oak, I suspect it's going to benefit from short-term cellaring.

September 30, 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Offers torque and structure combined with deep currant, licorice and peppered beef accents, which gather tension toward medium-grained tannins. Syrah, Graciano, Carignan, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2030. 600 cases made.

October 15, 2022

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