Villa Creek 2020 'Cherry House' Red, Paso Robles

Villa Creek 2020 'Cherry House' Red, Paso Robles

Item Number: 16713

UPC: 0-612608776296

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Grenache / Carignan / Mourvedre
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Cherry House Red is 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.

90pts (2021 Vintage) Vinous 5/18/2023
"The 2021 red from Cherry House is intense, with a burst of crushed raspberries, sage and balsamic spice. This is round and supple with juicy acidity and dark red berries that flow across a core of stimulating acidity. It leaves a saturation of primary concentration, lingering incredibly long and spicy, yet this cleans up beautifully in the end."


  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (11/15/2021)

    High-pitched red fruit, floral and spice qualities on the incisive nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering zesty raspberry, boysenberry and candied lavender flavors sharpened by a spicy suggestion of white pepper. Finishes long and tight, with smooth tannins and lingering spiciness.