Villa Creek 2018 Rocks & Flowers Red Wine

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This wine is exclusive to our Wine Club members.

SKU:
57552
Size:
750ml
Points:
94
ABV:
14.5
Country/State:
USA-California
Vintage:
2018

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Product Overview

Previously known as the Willow Creek Cuvée, the 2018 Villa Creek Rocks & Flowers is a Southern Rhône-style blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Carignan. Though some of the blend is from estate-grown fruit that is CCOF-certified organic and Demeter-certified biodynamic, other sourcing from neighboring growers is also used, all of whom are also either certified or practicing organic farming. Brambly red berries dominate the nose. It also smells of pencil shavings, Provençal herbs, and green tea ice cream. The palate shows medium+ weight with grippy tannins. Bright red fruit shines with moderate oak contributing spice flavors and a creamy texture.

Varietal Composition: 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan
Appellation: Paso Robles AVA
Farming Practices: Combination of organic and biodynamic
Aging: 500-liter puncheons and 225-liter barriques, 40% new
Production: 368 cases
Winemaker: Chris Cherry

94 Points - Vinous
"Glass-staining ruby. Highly fragrant scents of black raspberry, boysenberry, Indian spices, baking spices and candied flowers, along with a smoky element that builds in the glass. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering palate-coating red/blue fruit, spice-cake and floral pastille flavors that deliver an appealing marriage of depth and energy. Closes spicy, gently tannic and very long, leaving repeating spice and floral notes behind. This is the wine formerly known as Willow Creek Cuvée." -JR, Oct/2020

92 Points - Wine Spectator
"A compelling red that's handsomely built and lively. Offers blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and smoky garrigue accents that finish with medium-grained tannins. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Drink now through 2029. 368 cases made." -TF, 5/31/21

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