Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley

2017 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard is 100% Syrah from Dick Boushey's terrific vineyard located on the western side of the Yakima Valley. This is a cooler site, and I always find a certain Northern Rhone-like character from this region. This 2017 has a touch of Saint-Joseph in its blacker berry fruits, spring flowers, spice, and peppery aromas and flavors. With a medium-bodied mouthfeel, wonderful purity of fruit, and a great finish, drink this elegant yet ethereal Syrah over the coming decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2020), 93 pts

 

2018 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 95-97 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Tasting like the essence of Syrah with its smoky, meaty, bacon fat nuances, the 2018 Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard is medium to full-bodied, has a pure, balanced mouthfeel, plenty of building tannins, and a great, great finish. My money is on this being up with the top Syrahs in the vintage."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2020), 95-97 pts

 

2018 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright ruby. Aromatic nose combines blackberry, violet and black pepper; darker than the Justine blend. Fine-grained, tightly wound, juicy and very concentrated yet smooth from the start. Highly concentrated dark berry, spice, pepper and violet flavors could benefit from another year or two to meld--or give this wine some time in a decanter. This structured but smooth Syrah finishes with firm-edged dusty tannins, subtle sweetness and excellent length. (aged in 15% new French oak; made from vines planted in 1996 and 1994) - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2020), 93 pts

2018 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"Opaque with dark purple tears, the 2018 Syrah Boushey Vineyard Arnaut is massive and dense with a black-fruited core and mineral essence, with a black peppercorn-spiced heart. The expression feels condensed, compact and intense. Full-bodied, the palate is weighted and chewy with a dense, dark mouthfeel, gripping tannins and fruit expression verging on stewed, almost syrupy. With a balanced structure and elevated tannic backbone, the wine ends inky and black-fruited with a high-octane finish, presenting elevated alcohol. This Syrah is begging for a massive juicy, rare steak. - Anthony Mueller"
-Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 2020), 92 pts

 

2017 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 94 PTS - WWB

washington wine blog logo"The 2017 ‘Arnaut’ Syrah is entirely sourced from the Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA and is a simply magical effort from superstar winemaker Chris Peterson. A glass-staining purple, the ‘Arnaut’ needs roughly an hour in the decanter to be fully aroused. Over time, this slowly opens with great aromatic range, from green peppercorns and sagebrush to shades of bacon fat, cigar ash and suggestions of bulls blood with fresh red fruits that round out the impressive bouquet. Soft and generous, with silky tannins and gobs of mouth-watering acidity, the ‘Arnaut’ shows ripe red and dark fruits that mingle with crushed mint, blackberry cobbler, mocha and tar on the palate. While a bit tightly wound in its youth, this beautiful new Syrah will have a long life in the cellar. Drink 2020-2035. - Owen Bargreen"
- Washington Wine Blog, 94 pts

 

2016 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(vinified with native yeasts; aged in 15% new oak): Bright ruby-red. Complex aromas of dark fruits, violet, mocha and espresso. Concentrated and plush, with its flavors of black fruits, licorice and spices lifted by a floral element and complicated by wilder notes of meat and garrigue. Boasts a lovely core of sweet fruit and finishes with excellent length.- Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2018), 92 pts

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2015 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 97 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"From one of my favorite sites in Yakima Valley, the 2015 Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard (100% Syrah aged 16 months in 15% new French oak) is inky purple-colored with a gorgeous bouquet of ripe black raspberries, plums, white pepper, spice, and scorched earth. It's deep, full-bodied, and beautifully concentrated, with fine tannin, and has a great finish, all making for a brilliant Washington State Syrah. It's going to keep for 10-15 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2018), 97 pts

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