The Rhone Report, Issue 14, December 2012
One of my favorite estates, Cris Cherry's Villa Creek is located on the western side of Paso Robles, high up off Peachy Canyon Road. He continues to experiment with Rhône, and increasingly Spanish (think Rioja and Priorat), varieties, as well as with varying amount of whole-cluster inclusion. The wines offer singular, unique profiles, with loads of favor and character.
Wine Spectator, Tasting Highlights, 12/3/12
"13 Exceptional California Reds" -- Paso fans will notice a few other familiar names on the list, including ... Villa Creek... a winning combination blending Rhône and Bordeaux varieties together.
Wine Advocate #202, August 2012
"...Cris Cherry at Villa Creek and a handful of other growers, represent the cutting edge of the adventurous, pioneering spirit that is the essence of Paso Robles.."
California's Central Coast: Better Than Ever
Villa Creek is one of my favorite wineries in Paso Robles. The wines are bold, exuberant and bursting with the essence of everything that makes Paso such a compelling region. - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #202, August 2012
iSanté, July 24, 2012
"Profoundly Paso" "...Paso Robles has evolved into a powerful California winegrowing region—and one that has become increasingly acknowledged by wine cognoscenti..."
W Magazine, June 2010
Country Fare: Paso Robles, California. See you later, Sonoma. With vineyards, farms and seafood galore, Paso Robles is emerging as California’s new foodie paradise.
The Wine Advocate #184, August 2009
The outstanding 2006 High Road (50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 20% Mourvedre) comes from the James Berry Vineyard...
The Wine Advocate, #177, June 2008
One of my favorite wineries from Paso Robles is Villa Creek Cellars....
The Wine Spectator, December 2007
For a great tasting put together a mix of these wines and discover the variety...
Food and Wine, October 2007
Villa Creek is one of my favorite wineries in Paso Robles...
The Wine Advocate #172, August 2007
A brilliant effort, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Mas de Maha tastes like a hypothetical blend of a top-notch Bandol and Chateauneuf du Pape from France and a Spanish Toro...
The Wine Advocate #178, August 2008
The Villa Creek proprietors are also restaurateurs, and their wines are made with the cunning ability to work well with a variety of dishes...
The Wine Advocate #154, August 2004
The 2002 Avenger is a killer wine.