2015 Scores

March 14, 2018

2015

Wine Enthusiast

Vinous

Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Spectator

Avenger

93

95

95

88

Garnacha

91

93

91

90

High Road

92

94

92

91

Willow 

95

94

94

89

 

2015 is a vintage that we are very proud of. As both varietal and vineyard blends, Avenger and Willow Creek Cuvée allow us the freedom during blending to make them approachable, balanced, layered and ageable.  The 2015 vintages of both are, in my opinion, outstanding and among the best of those blends to date. We don't have as much liberty with High Road and Garnacha. High Road is always 100% James Berry Vineyard fruit and as such, we let the character of the vineyard shine through. Garnacha is one of our only varietal wines. Grenache is at once delicate and powerful and to let it's true essence show is our goal. 

We have the utmost respect for all of the writers that spend time to taste and write thoughtful reviews of our wines. These reviews inform consumers across the globe that can't make it to the winery to try the wines in person. As a micro producer, we rely on reviewers to give that third party endorsement to their readership. But in the end it's our own palates and the voice of our consumers that guide our decisions in the cellar. ~ JoAnn