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2018 Avennia Sestina Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley - 92+ PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Medium ruby-red. Slightly brooding but complex aromas of dark raspberry, plum, red licorice, spices, menthol, tobacco and fresh herbs. Fairly large-scaled on entry, then full but not weighty in the middle palate, conveying a strong impression of ripeness to its plum, red berry, spice and smoky oak flavors. Delivers Old World finesse of texture and spicy sweetness. Round, broad and mouthfilling, this wine finishes with serious dusty tannins and rising, spicy red berry persistence. My sample developed more pliancy with aeration, but I'd rather give this wine at least another year of cellaring than open it today. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2020), 92+ pts