2014 Avennia Sestina

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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  • Redguy wrote:

    February 5, 2019 - Refined and elegant for such a young WA Bordeaux blend. A delicious, well balanced bottle of juice.

  • Tocororo wrote: 92 points

    September 16, 2018 - Excellent. Well made and balanced

  • bthatton Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 15, 2018 - This surprised me. Some big red fruit flavors but a pleasing buzzing of acidity.

  • Glencoewine Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 8, 2018 - Drinking well now with 60 min decant. Will buy more.

  • Inlytes Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 8, 2018 - Definitely ready to drink now. Smoothed out tannins with tobacco and leather. Nice value.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    3/13/2018 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Focus on Washington: Hot Times in the Desert (Nov 2016), 11/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Spring Release Season, 2/22/2017

    (Avennia Sestina) Hello friends. Nothing gets the heart racing quite like spring release season (I know, I know; mentioning spring in February is optimistic here in Seattle, but every bit of silver lining helps). This period, which runs from now through May, contains some of the most beautiful northwest wines released each year. Beautiful and scarce. This is the season of allocated wines, which means it’s as good a time as any to review our allocation policy: Our allocations favor breadth over depth, so that everyone gets one bottle before anyone gets two. And our formula for prioritizing allocations includes overall orders, frequency of orders, recency of orders, and list tenure, among other factors. Always among the earliest wineries to kick things off is Avennia, a winery that launched with loads of buzz and whose star has only continued to rise. You may remember some of the praise during their initial set of releases back in 2012: From Stephen Tanzer (Tanzer’s IWC): This was the best set of new wines I tasted in Washington in July, but given their pedigree this should not come as a surprise. Then from David Schildknecht (Wine Advocate): …one ought to sign up for some [Avennia wine] immediately if they have not all already been spoken for, because this is one auspicious debut! Soon after, I had the chance to write about Avennia for my Seattle Magazine gig, and since they’ve launched, we’ve offered the vast majority of Avennia wines presented to us. Chris Peterson’s winemaking is deeply compelling. The house style retains the character of Washington’s terroir and yet presents this sense of ribald, euro-styled earthiness that is a bit more unusual in these climes. These are beautiful, ageworthy wines, year in and year out. It is amazing to me that this is only vintage five of Gravura and Sestina. Very quickly these wines have come to feel they’ve been around forever. Very quickly they’ve become indispensable. See key for # of bottles currently available.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Avennia
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Sestina
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 470 (78%)
  • Consumed 132 (22%)

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