Red

2015 Avennia Gravura

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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  • bergkamp10 wrote: 90 points

    January 29, 2020 - Nice aromatics, with blackfruits, wood shavings and leather. Rich textured mouthfeel, with prominent black currant, cassis with a bitter chocolate note on the finish. This seemed opened for business after a solid 2 hr decant with well resolved tannins along with decent acid balance, both hallmarks of a well made Bordeaux blend. On balance probably I preferred the Valery from over the Gravura, but both are solid and worth checking out if you can find them for a competitive price.

  • stevemar Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 11, 2019 - Dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, earth, medium tannins, full body with lush mouthfeel and slightly dry finish. Pop n poured with aerator.

  • spatchy wrote:

    October 25, 2019 - Agree with Daveyk39. Opens up after an hour or so and is drinking well. Great qpr for $31.

  • daveyk39 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 2, 2019 - Blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. 2h air.

    Medium Purple color. Fragrant of cassis, dark plums, blackberry, espresso beans, minerals and a hint of cinnamon. Fresh cassis and blackberry on the palate, lush, with lovely viscosity, full body, and muscular tannins. Warmth, cinnamon and rigid tannins in the lengthy finish. Great body, complexity and depth, drinking well right now with enough air, potential for aging.

  • Mer4wine wrote:

    January 27, 2019 - Needs to breathe for approximately 1 hour. Nice red.

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  • 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 15 (2%)
  • In Cellars 493 (63%)
  • Consumed 277 (35%)

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