Avennia 2011 Gravura Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $35

by | Apr 20, 2014 | Latest wine reviews, Washington | 0 comments

avennia-gravura-2011-bottleWoodinville winemaker Chris Peterson crafts his tribute to the Graves region of Bordeaux with this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (29%) and Cabernet Franc, which tilts toward Red Mountain’s power from its influence of Angela’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (38%) and Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (19%). The pleasing nose of dried black currant, Red Vines licorice, blueberry and pomegranate includes a slice of bell pepper from the Cab Franc, as well as saddle leather. The palate presents plums, cassis and chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds, framed by a structure of firm, yet sandy tannins.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 625 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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