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2011 Avennia Gravura Red Columbia Valley

Retail: $35.00

$29.98

per bottle

Rating
92 Pts Wine Enthusiast

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2011

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean

Nose

currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower

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Wine Enthusiast:

"Good news for the growing legion of admirers of this young winery - production of the Gravura has more than doubled in this vintage. It's a classy, sophisticated wine with a clear target - the style of wine made in the Graves region of Bordeaux. Done with native ferment (no inoculation), the overall harmony of tart berry/cassis fruit, minerals, bright acidity and bourbon barrel highlights is exceptional. -PG" (07/14)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media:

"Good full, bright red. Tightly wound aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate, licorice and black peppercorn. Broad, sweet and plush, but with a solid medicinal reserve to the flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate and coffee. This intense, fully ripe blend finishes with sweet, suave yet serious tannins and excellent building length." (12/13)

Wine Spectator:

"Taut, focused and deftly balanced to harness the energetic black-berry, smoke and dark chocolate flavors, finishing with floral and spice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. -HS" (08/14)

Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"An entry-level Bordeaux-styled blend is the 2011 Gravura. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc that spent 20 months in 50% new French oak, it offers up a supple, pure profile with plenty of black currant, lead pencil, smoke and earthy qualities flowing to a medium to full-bodied, textured and surprisingly concentrated profile on the palate. Already delicious, it will evolve gracefully for over a decade and represents a superb value." (06/14)

Product Description:

WINE:
"Gravura is our Bordeaux blend that emphasizes a harmony of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The name is a play on an artisan printing technique, and on the Bordeaux region of Graves, which features similar blends to this one. With more Merlot in the blend and the addition of Red Mountain fruit, this wine is designed to be more generous and voluptuous in style, while still remaining complex and balanced. This wine is sourced from: 38% Angela's Vineyard, 24% Red Willow Vineyard, 11% Dionysus Vineyard, 19% Klipsun Vineyard, 8% Bacchus Vineyard." - Winery

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