2018 Villa Creek Cellars Avenger Paso Robles California USA
This wine offers purity, power, and precision. The vivid ruby/purple color catches your eye as you pour it into your glass. Aromas of black fruits, smoked meats, earth and spice let you know you are in for a ride. The palate is insane; mouth filling and rich while not being over the top. It really hits the sweet spot of fruit and complexity. The tannins are fine and the length goes on for miles. On day one it was delish but day two took it to another level proving it will go the long haul and give pleasure for years to come.
Blend: 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 5% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignan, 2% Mourvedre
A Syrah-dominated blend that includes 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, the 2018 Avenger offers an almost glass-staining purple color as well as loads of red and blue fruits, ground white pepper, smoked game, and Asian spices.
Rated 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck