Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 80-71

By on December 27, 2014

73. Avennia 2012 Boushey Vineyard Arnaut Syrah, Yakima Valley, $50

avennia-wine-arnaut-bottleChris Peterson went from Walla Walla Community College to learning from DeLille’s Chris Upchurch, and he puts that education to delicious use with one of the Northwest’s top sources for Syrah. Hints of blueberry milkshake, licorice, smoked meat and lavender turn into silky and supple flavors of Marionberry, purple plum and chalkboard dust.

Production: 250

Alcohol: 14.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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