Avennia Justine Red Blend Yakima Valley

2017 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 91-93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The Grenache-dominated 2017 Justine (there’s 23% Mourvèdre and a small amount of Syrah) has a touch Pinot Noir-like character in its aromas and texture. Dark berries, violets, forest floor, and spring flower notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, pretty, elegant Rhône blend that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2019), 91-93 pts

2017 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Healthy medium red. Slightly wild aromas of red raspberry, smoked meat and peppery herbs. Tactile and energetic in the mouth, conveying a juicy quality and excellent energy and lift to its flavors of strawberry, wild cherry, anise and pepper. This is ultimately quite silky and fine-grained, as well as a bit lower in alcohol than the 2016 bottling. Chris Peterson included 20% stems in the fermentation but noted that he still destems all of his fruit and then adds back a portion of the stems. Incidentally, Peterson discontinued his Les Trouvés Red Wine after the 2016 vintage, as he introduced his new value-priced Lydian wines. (14.6% alcohol) - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2019), 92 pts

2017 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 93 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"Grenache (61%) is in the lead on this wine, followed by Mourvèdre (23%) and Syrah. Alluring aromas of raspberry, blueberry, thistle, herb, smoked meat and black pepper are followed by lush, achingly pure red and blue fruit flavors, accented by a lovely sense of spicing. It's deft but pure. Smoked meat and black pepper notes linger on the extremely long finish. The balance throughout is impressive—a complete stunner. Best from 2023 to 2030, with good life beyond that. - SEAN P. SULLIVAN"
- Wine Enthusiast (April 2020), 93 pts, Editors' Choice

2017 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"A blend of 61% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre and 16% Syrah, the 2017 Justine has a dusty, red-fruited nose with subtle red spices and hints of cherry blossom. Medium-bodied, the wine has a terroir-driven palate and tastes of dusty cherry, seeming just a touch tart across the mid-palate. The wine lingers long on the firm, spicy and dusty finish. With only 315 cases made, I recommend seeking some out at this price. - Anthony Mueller"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #246, December 2019), 92 pts

2015 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The entry-level Rhône blend is the 2015 Justine, 55% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre and the rest Syrah brought up in neutral French oak puncheons and barrels. Black cherries, blueberries, spice box, and dried, peppery herbs notes all flow to a pure, medium to full-bodied, elegant red that has nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. It's ideal for drinking over the coming 4-7 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2018), 91 pts

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2013 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 93 PTS - IWRep

international wine report logo"Head winemaker, Chris Peterson, has absolutely nailed this red blend, their 'Justine.' This wine is a blend of 47% Grenache, 38% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah. They have used Upland Vineyard Grenache, Kiona Heart of the Hill Mourvedre, Alder Ridge Grenache, and Angela’s Vineyard Syrah. The red blend begins with rose petals, red cherry, crushed wet rock and red raspberry. There are flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, wild blackberry and mocha. This is incredibly complex and delicious wine that has a gorgeous texture and weight on there mid palate. This is hard not to enjoy right out of the bottle right now. (Best 2016-2026)- OB"
- International Wine Report (April 2016), 93 pts

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