Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley

Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley

2017 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 92-94 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard comes from Dick Boushey’s vineyard in the Yakima Valley and was harvested on October 2nd. Violets, rose petals, and sweet blackberry fruit all emerge from this more medium-bodied, elegant, silky Syrah that’s not a blockbuster but has beautiful purity and elegance. It’s another wine I suspect will gain weight over the course of its élevage."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2019), 92-94 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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2014 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 96 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2014 Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard is cut from the same cloth as the 2012 and has a ripe, full-bodied, sexy profile. Black fruits, scorched earth, violets, and spice all give way to a beautifully layered, seamless Syrah that shows more and more structure with time in the glass. I suspect this might shut down with 2-3 years of bottle age, so try a bottle now or hide them in the cellar for 4-6 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2018), 96 pts

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2015 Avennia Arnaut Syrah Yakima Valley - 91+ PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(15% alcohol; from vineyard blocks planted in 1994 and 1996, all Phelps clone): Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and licorice pastille. Juicy, intense and deep, with enticing dark berry and black cherry fruit flavors enlivened by crushed rock. Wonderfully dense and energetic wine, if still a bit youthfully tight. This is more about fruit than the Le Corbeau Syrah, which offers game and earth nuances, as well as less meaty than the 2014 Arnaut. The bright, persistent finish features fine-grained tannins that spread out to saturate the teeth and palate.- Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2017), 91+ pts

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