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A Wine We Loved

2015 Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvee Paso Robles
November 1, 2018

Seth writes,

Cris Cherry is on the leading edge of Paso Robles vintners who achieve both ripeness and balance in his Rhone Blends, This wine, 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre struck us immediately.

It enters the mouth, a heavy quilt of deep, velvety fruit and across the palate reveals glints of bright minerality and savory tannin. It expresses impressive balance; not just in the sense of the equal presence of its flavors and physical characteristics, but in its acrobatic and thoughtful poise on the thin line between opulence and delicate complexity. 

"Opaque ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes red fruit liqueur, Indian spices and incense, while a floral element gains power with air. Fleshy, seamless and concentrated, offering intense raspberry, cherry compote, spicecake and floral pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral note carries strongly through a sweet, gently tannic, strikingly long finish that shows outstanding clarity and cut." Josh Raynolds, Vinous

 

Excellent 65; Mixed Case, 58.5; Case, 55.25

 

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           - Seth Holmes