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