Avennia Justine 2011
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Justine is a new wine that's a southern Rhone-like blend of 46% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 24% Syrah -- fermented with 15% whole cluster -- that spent 16 months in neutral French oak. Coming from the Alder Ridge (Grenache), Kiona (Mourvedre) and Angela's (Syrah) Vineyards, it is an impressive blend that offers deep black cherry and assorted dark fruits, pepper, underbrush and ripe herbal qualities on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, textured and with clean, integrated acidity, it should be reasonably approachable on release and have 7-8 years or more of longevity. Drink now-2019.