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Avennia Sestina 2012


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Avennia


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94-96 points Wine Advocate: "More concentrated and structured, the 2012 Sestina is notable. Comprised of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc that will see 20 months in 70% new French oak, this knockout barrel-sample exhibits classic blackberry and currant-styled fruit, graphite, crushed rock and smoke to go with a savory, chewy and full-bodied feel on the palate. Staying fresh and lively, with high tannin, it will benefit from short-term cellaring and have upward of two decades of longevity."

93 points Wine Spectator: "Firm in texture, with expressive layers of toasty, sassafras-infused cherry and coffee flavors, lingering against powdery tannins. Has all the pieces in an elegant package. Just needs cellaring to bring the elements together. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2016. 475 cases made."

2011 vintage: 93 points Wine Spectator, "Fine, powdery tannins surround a glowing core of blackberry, cur rant, licorice and dried sage flavors that pulse enticingly through a long and vivid finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2016 through 2022." - H.S." 250 cases made.

Sestina is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet backbone is made primarily from the one of Washington State's oldest Cabernet vines, planted in 1972 at Bacchus Vineyard, with mature-vine contributions from Red Willow Vineyard.

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