Villa Creek 2019 'Cherry House' Red, Paso Robles
Item Number: 15382
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 45% Grenache / 45% Carignan / 10% Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 1.2 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.75
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Cherry House Red is a new cuvée from the famed Villa Creek Cellars in western Paso Robles. This Rhone-style blend of Grenache, Carignan and Mourvedre is from their MAHA estate and surrounding vineyards, all farmed naturally using organic principles.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were 100% destemmed and fermented with native yeast in concrete for two weeks prior to gentle pressing into neutral 500-liter puncheons for aging.
Tasting Notes: Aromatics include black cherry, plum, tar, strawberry jam, saffron, cherry blossom, and cardamom. The palate is supple, with notes of blueberries, black cherry, anise, smoke and Chinese five spice. Tannins are fine grained. Oak is present but in the back seat.
92 Points (2018 Vintage) Wine Enthusiast 10/1/2020
"Soft aromas of polished red cherry, licorice, red flowers and wet gravel show on the nose of this new offering from proprietor Cris Cherry. The core of dark-red fruits are lifted by carnation and rose flavors, with firm tannins and a light licorice pop on the finish."