91pts Wine Enthusiast
A sensational value, this blends fruit from a half-dozen vineyards that carry the winery's vineyard designates. Soft and appealing flavors mix citrus, plum and berry in a juicy, wide open, flat out delicious bottle. The fruit is the star, although a year in 9% new French oak adds a nice touch of toast. Editors' Choice.
It has a nose with fresh red cherry, berry, ground spices, menthol, and anise. It is layered in the mouth with bright red cherry, wild berry, spice, and floral notes. The Villages Cuvee will benefit from being opened and decanted for 1-2 hours.
Its balanced and layered flavor profile makes it a great match for a wide variety of fish, wild bird, pork and other medium-bodied preparations.