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2018 Avennia Red Willow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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February 25, 2024 - $62



96The Wine Advocate

...delivers a spectacular array of dusty black and dark red fruit tones with seductive baking spices lifted by floral essences. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shows considerable weight with supporting mineral tension, fine-grained tannins and succulent acidity, along with gobs of fresh crunchy, black fruit across the mid-palate.

96+ Jeb Dunnuck

...nose of smoked blackcurrants, tobacco, scorched earth, and violets. It has beautiful richness yet takes plenty of coaxing to open up. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied and has a nicely textured, balanced mouthfeel, plenty of tannins, and outstanding length.

95Vinous / IWC

...enticing red floral character on the nose, while layers of sagebrush, red currants and tobacco leaf all mingle nicely in the glass. The palate is fresh and focused, displaying plenty of bright acidity, a soft mouthfeel and a core of ripe red fruits that combine with tar, pipe tobacco and pencil lead.

93Wine Enthusiast

...aromas of roasted coffee bean, cedar, raspberry, graphite and black cherry. The palate is big. It's a burly beast of a wine, chock-full of dark-fruit flavors, firm tannins and plentiful spices. The flavors are seamless. The finish lengthy. It's near unapproachable now.


United States, Washington, Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.