2018 Avennia Justine Red Blend Columbia Valley - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"With a lovely, aromatic nose, the 2018 Justine is elegant with aromas of purple flowers, black pepper spices and soft oaky tones, then offers up nuances of smoked sausages, black olive, dried herbs and sun-kissed lavender and violet petals that sway with hints of baked earth and worn leather. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is expressive, floral, clean and focused with elegant plum tones and black raspberries that have been dusted with finely ground black peppercorn. Displaying amazing focus with a soft floral essence, the wine concludes with an elegant, long-lingering finish that evolves in the mouth with a delicate floral tension and soft spiciness that is simply amazing. Wow! - Anthony Mueller"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 2020), 93 pts