Avennia 2018 Sestina Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

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This is blended with 17% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, with the fruit coming from top sites Bacchus, Dionysus and Red Willow. Plum aromas are followed by notes of mocha, scorched earth, pink peppercorn, dried leaf and cassis, showing detail and subtlety. The flavors are polished and seamless, with barely a hair out of place. It's loaded with tannins combed to a fine sheen. An extremely long finish caps it off. The balance and intensity are impressive, but it's the nuance and detail that defines this wine. Best after 2026, with a seemingly immortal life beyond that. Sean P. Sullivan

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