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2003 Villa Creek High Road James Berry Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Villa Creek Cellars villacreek.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah - Mourvèdre - Grenache
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$59.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: June 1, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "The streamlined, elegant 2003 High Road James Berry Vineyard (65% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 15% Grenache) exhibits sweet cassis and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of spicy oak and forest floor. With abundant fruit, beautiful harmony, and a medium to full-bodied finish, it should drink well for 3-4 years. Kudos to Villa Creek for these exceptional offerings that brilliantly showcase the enormous potential of Paso Robles’ western corridor. Villa Creek Cellars is a stunning Rhone Ranger producer. In addition to the extraordinary high quality of their wines, they deserve enormous credit for their innovative packaging, blending, and unbelievably fair prices. Proprietor Chris Cherry has a restaurant of the same name in Paso Robles, and perhaps it is his sensitivity to people being able to afford good wines with their meals that keeps these offerings among California’s most compellingly priced." Best 2005-2009