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2011 Villa Creek The High Road James Berry Vineyard Paso RoblesBlend from United States


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  • 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 94 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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"Villa Creek's 2011 High Road is easily one of the wines of the vintage. A GSM blend from James Berry, the High Road is also fascinating, because it shows the stylistic breadth that is capable from this site. Rich, savory and finely knit but never heavy, the 2011 impresses for its combination of power and elegance. The 2010 is a wine of more immediate impact while the 2011 is more subtle, but ultimately even more delicious. In 2011 the Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre components were all co-fermented."

94 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The most impressive of the lineup and only slightly less impressive than the brilliant 2010, the 2011 High Road James Berry Vineyard checks in as a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre that was fermented with 40% whole cluster and aged in 50% new French oak. Great stuff, with rich cassis, creamy licorice, spice, toast and tinges of chocolate, it’s massive and rich on the palate, with layers of fruit, no hard edges and a very drinkable profile. I don’t think it will make incredibly old bones, but certainly a decade is well within reason here. Drink now-2021."

94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Glass-staining ruby. Intense spice- and floral-accented aromas of black and blue fruits, Asian spices and woodsmoke, with a bright mineral nuance gaining power with air. Fresh and incisive, offering intense black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a subtle touch of candied violet. Fine-grained tannins build on a long, juicy finish that eventually ends on a sexy floral note. "

Product Detail

Item # 76723
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Paso Robles

96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

94 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 15.2%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, black currant, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
Nose spice box, cedar, dark fruit, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint