2016 Avennia Gravura

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2026 (Edit)
CT91.7 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Stevethebeav Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 16, 2019 - very good. needs decant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Angies Husband Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 23, 2019 - Much better after a 1-2 hr decant. Tobacco, herbs, dark berries, and the hint of wildflowers. Firm tannins. Probably best in a few years.

    2 people found this helpful
  • PMHouser Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 26, 2019 - Very nice wine; can be cellared for another 1 or 2 or 3 for max potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • garambler wrote: 90 points

    December 8, 2018 - We tasted this at the 12/8/18 release party. It had a rich, ripe, fragrant nose of black currant, black cherry, mocha, cocoa, herb, spice and mineral aromas. The palate was plush, rich and dry with flavors that followed the nose.

    2 people found this helpful Comment

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    The 2016s From Washington State, 4/11/2019 (link)

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    Focus on Washington: The New Normal (Nov 2018), 11/1/2018 (link)

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Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Avennia, 5/19/2019

    (Avennia Gravura) Hello friends. Avennia has moved from rising star to vaguely culty to established superstar in a very short amount of time. We consider ourselves lucky to have been supporters of Chris Peterson and Marty Taucher from the start; it means our list members get access to some of his rarer bottlings. And while the rarer bottlings—like Arnaut below—are exciting, the entire lineup is consistently impressive. 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 stunning, ageworthy wines, and they continually offer excellent value compared to their peer groups in quality. Jeb Dunnuck: Copyrighted material withheld. When we talk about excellent value within the already excellent Avennia lineup, we’re talking about Gravura. Chris Peterson makes three Bordeaux blends: Gravura, Valery, and Sestina. Gravura is an homage to Graves and its intensely gravelly soil; it also asks the lowest tariff of the three. However, it does not feel entry-level in the slightest. The blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Franc are sourced from a tour de force grouping of vineyards, including: Sagemoor’s Dionysus and Bacchus, Red Willow, Boushey, and Klipsun. That is a lot of classy old-vine material for the tariff. Fermented with native yeast, Gravura is aged for almost 2 years in 60% new French oak. It clocks in at 14.8% listed alc and opens with a nose of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, white flowers, dirt, café con leche, and gravel. The palate continues with a complex mix of red and black fruit, earthy mineral tones, and herbaceous florals. There’s an ideal balance of acid and tannin, driving home the elegance of this bottle, and ensuring it will age splendidly.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Avennia
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Gravura
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Codes 3760048730846, 6871193104011

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 377 (80%)
  • Consumed 92 (19%)

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