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2015 Avennia Gravura

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • DAC59 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 21, 2023 - Drinking very nicely. Perfect with a nice ribeye!

  • ibglowin Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 5, 2023 - Always a winner and a 5 Star QPR wine.

  • daveyk39 wrote: 89 points

    January 15, 2023 - Either some bottle variation or time hasn't been kind to this Washington Cab/Merlot blend. Dried cherry and strawberry, clay pot and chocolate. Medium-full bodied, sating texture but overall feels a bit thin. Tart red fruit and fine-grained tannins balance nicely.

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 9, 2022 - Brought this to an Argentine/Italian restaurant in NYC. Very enjoyable WA state Bordeaux style blend. Half of the group had it as their favorite. Very solid QPR.

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  • Genghis88 Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 22, 2022 - ***See previous tasting notes

    Not a lot of changes. Some slight nuances. Smoother than the last bottle. Loads of fruit roll up. Charcoal, some woody notes, more dark fruit.
    Longish finish. Unctuous. A really nice wine. Drink cellar cool. Amaze with a bloody steak. Great wine at a great price.

    Steak and baked potato....thanks Britt

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

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    3/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
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Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Avennia, 8/1/2018

    (Avennia Gravura) Hello friends. Avennia feels like a staple in Washington wine—a top dog that helped build this industry from the ground up. The winery’s focused and sophisticated vibe plays a big part in this perception, but the reality is that Avennia only debuted its first set of releases in 2012. Granted, that release was met with with loads of buzz and and subsequent vintages have only helped their star 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! Paul even wrote about Avennia for Seattle Magazine, 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 wines of Avennia retain the character of Washington’s terroir and yet present 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.At $38 (the winery’s release price), Gravura is an exceptional value. At just over $30, where we have it today, it’s outrageous. For list members who usually max out at $20 or $25 per bottle, I’d heartily encourage a splurge here. Gravura seriously over-delivers its price point. The wine is an homage to Bordeaux, specifically Graves, and in 2015 the blend is 47% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc. It comes from an impeccable list of all-star vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Willow, Bacchus, and Dionysus; Merlot from Klipsun, Boushey, and Red Willow; Cab Franc from Bacchus and Champoux. That is a lot of classy old-vine material for the tariff. Native yeast fermented and raised in 50% new French oak, this clocks in at 14.6% listed alcohol. Wine Advocate: Copyrighted material withheld.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Avennia
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Gravura
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 6871193104011

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  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 293 (33%)
  • Consumed 594 (67%)

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