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Villa Creek Tempranillo Blend Paso Robles Mas de Maha 2009

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Black and purple plum with smoky vanilla on the nose. Flavors of black fruit, tobacco, spice, vanilla and even notes of venison jerky, white pepper and soy. Interesting, complexly layered wine. Nice. 89 pts. 9/1/12 at winery

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Villa Creek:
All great wine begins with a passionate farmer. The grapes of the area’s most progressive vineyards, James Berry, Denner, Ohana and Booker, currently grace the wines of Villa Creek Cellars. Per acre contracts insure that the fruit comes off the same blocks each vintage. The Cherry’s own 70 acre estate on the west side of Paso Robles boasts elevations of 1400-1800 feet, calcareous soils, south f... Read more
All great wine begins with a passionate farmer. The grapes of the area’s most progressive vineyards, James Berry, Denner, Ohana and Booker, currently grace the wines of Villa Creek Cellars. Per acre contracts insure that the fruit comes off the same blocks each vintage. The Cherry’s own 70 acre estate on the west side of Paso Robles boasts elevations of 1400-1800 feet, calcareous soils, south facing slopes and ample water. Grape growing conditions don’t get much better. The Cherry’s look forward to planting their first grape vines in 2010. Read less

Member Reviews for Villa Creek Tempranillo Blend Paso Robles Mas de Maha

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
09/08/2012

Black and purple plum with smoky vanilla on the nose. Flavors of black fruit, tobacco, spice, vanilla and even notes of venison jerky, white pepper and soy. Interesting, complexly layered wine. Nice. 89 pts. 9/1/12 at winery


4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/10/2009

Absolutely delicious, not as dry as some of the spanish gra/temp blends. This is a well put together wine that is easily drinkable by itself, I feel that it is fuller then a pinot noir, while not losing the fruit, and lighter & less dry then a CSM blend. It is reminiscent of the GSM blends out of Australia, but not as jammy, prob b/c of the lack of Syrah/Shiraz.


Snooth User: Rhoneald R
6885378
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/21/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Rhoneald R
6885378
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/21/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Rhoneald R
6885378
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/21/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Rhoneald R
6885378
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 04/21/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: jaxcoffee
875103
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 09/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Villa Creek Tempranillo Blend Paso Robles Mas de Maha

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Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

A blend of 60% Tempranillo, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Grenache, the 2006 Mas de Maha displays a deep ruby color in addition to a sweet perfume of red and blackberry fruit, spice, earth, licorice, and subtle toasted herb notes. This sexy, lush, ripe 2006... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Villa Creek Cellars Mas de Maha 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2004 07/20/2010

Red Blend: 65% Tempranillo, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre Ohana Vineyard Tempranillo, Denner Vineyard Grenache and Mourvedre TASTING NOTES: Our second crop from Simon and Hillary Gravesâ TM Ohana vineyard further confirmed my initial thoughts that their site should be great for Tempranillo. At a meager 1.2 tons per acre the clusters were loose and of medium size. After a gentle destemming the fruit was placed into a 5 ton fermentor and sealed for cold soak. After day five native yeasts kicked off fermentation. Punch downs were conducted 3 times a day with delestage every other day. The wine was pressed sweet as to not extract any harsh seed tannins into new French ( Tarrensaud and Bel Air) barrels along with Mendocino Cooperage northern 3 year air dried American oak. The nose shows dark fruits, tar, smoked meats and crushed rock. The palate is muscular with firm well integrated tannins with flavors of black mountain fruits, black tea, and mushrooms. If you didnt know what you were drinking here you might think it was actually from Spain! APPEARANCE: dark purple NOSE: black fruits, cocoa, freshly turned earth, and tapenade. PALATE: plush, ripe black fruits, molasses, tobacco and spice, lengthy tannins that will allow for 8-10 years of cellaring.



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