AVENNIA 'Arnaut' 2013

This is a Bouchey Vineyard Syrah with no blending involved, sourced from old blocks of the vineyard. 15% whole cluster fermentation which adds to the complexity of the wine. Perfumed nose of rose petals, bacon fat and smoked pork shoulder. Incredible mouthfeel, smooth and silky texture that glides into flavors of black cherry, black olive, raspberry and smoke ending with a long finish that lingers. Hard to resist now but could improve with another year in the bottle. This is one of the best exaomples of Washington State Syrah that I've tasted this year. Aged in 15% new French oak for 16 months. (Best 2015-2025) - August, 2015 (OB)


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Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: August, 2015 
  • Producer: Avennia
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2015-2025
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington State
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Importer: NA

 

 

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