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2015 Avennia Valery

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October 17, 2021 - $31



93The Wine Advocate

...creamy bouquet of ripe plums, wild berries, dried flowers and candied peel... The Merlot makes its presence felt on the velvety and plush medium to full-bodied palate. Nicely concentrated and complete, the wine concludes with fine-grained tannins and a nicely delineated finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Aromas of raspberry, plum and spices, complicated by a smoky, flinty nuance. Harmonious acidity gives a penetrating quality to this very suave midweight yet its flavors of spicy red and darker berry fruits are pliant and utterly seamless. Finishes suave and long, with echoing berry flavors joined by graphite minerality and a very subtle oak component.

92Wine Enthusiast

...bouyantly aromatic, with dark raspberry, leafy herb, cocoa powder and incense notes. On the palate, it's flavorful yet light-footed and exquisitely balanced. Thoroughly captivating.

92+ Jeb Dunnuck

...deep, herbal, black-fruited, coffee bean and mineral-driven style. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and fresh on the palate, with fine tannin...


United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.