Red

2015 Avennia Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Yakima Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • bjecjohnson Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 3, 2018 - APPEARANCE: Dark red
    AROMA: Herbs, flowers, and hints of raspberry and pepper
    TASTE: Big tannins and powerful dark red fruit. Definitely needs some time to soften the tannins

  • tjross Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 3, 2018 - Opening and consuming in a flash on a Wednesday night did not do this wine justice. It is an absolute stunner. Young but quite pleasing. Inky dark. Hugh structure, layered, well rounded. Great wine.

  • Double-A Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 2, 2018 - Saturated, blackberry, mineral, cocoa and toast nose. Big-bodied but well-balanced palate; rich and glycerined, juicy and toasty palate. Warming and focused finish.
    4.5/5

  • garambler Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 8, 2018 - A friend opened this at his braised lamb shank dinner on 6/8/19. It had a deep, rich, expressive bouquet of violets, plum, prune, blackberry, mocha, cocoa, burnt toast, clove, licorice, pepper and spice aromas. The palate was rich, dense and dry with flavors of plum, prune, blackberry, mocha, cocoa, burnt toast, clove, licorice, pepper, spice and minerals.

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  • garambler Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 7, 2018 - Friends and I tasted this at the Woodinville tasting room on 4/7/18. It had a rich, powerful bouquet of violet, smoked meat, blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, char, licorice, pepper and spice aromas. The palate was rich, dense and layered with flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, char, licorice, pepper and spice.

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    Latest Releases from Washington State, 4/5/2018 (link)

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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Avennia, 6/4/2018

    (Avennia Syrah Arnaut Boushey Vineyard) Hello friends. We have perhaps the most difficult-to-source wine from Avennia’s lineup today (in limited supply), along with a bonus just-released rosé:Avennia has moved from rising star to vaguely culty to established superstar in a very short time. And a wine like Arnaut shows why. In cool vintages (2010 and 2011), in a down-the-middle vintage (2012), in riper vintages (2013, 2014, 2015), it has impressed every single time. I tasted this current release and thought to myself: is there anyone in Washington making a more evocative rendition of Boushey Syrah? Seems like Jeb agrees: Jeb Dunnuck: Copyrighted material withheld. What more do I really need to say here? Probably not much, considering this is always among the most limited/allocated of Avennia’s releases. We pre-purchased our parcel, and I hope it’s enough to avoid any serious rending of garments, because it’s all we’re gonna get. It comes from two of Boushey’s oldest blocks: the 1994-planted Grand Cote (oldhead Washingtonians may remember some splendid old McCrea bottlings from Boushey Grand Cote) and the 1996 Factory Road Block (Betz and Efeste source from this block as well). It dazzles with its mix of purple fruits and violets and smoky bacon fat. It has noteworthy concentration (14.9% listed alc) but retains a sense of elegance and grace intrinsic to Chris Peterson’s winemaking. As I mentioned above, I see this as a contender for the finest version of Boushey Syrah produced in the state, and since Boushey is one of the finest vineyards in the state for Syrah, that’s saying something.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Avennia
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Arnaut
  • Vineyard Boushey Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Yakima Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 413 (82%)
  • Consumed 92 (18%)

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