2018 Avennia Sauvignon Blanc 'Oliana'
Yakima Valley, Washington
Winemaking: Barrel-fermented, native yeast, 25% concrete egg, 75% used French oak, aged 7 months on the lees, bottled unfined. Vineyards: 67% Boushey Vineyard & 33% Red Willow Vineyard "Lively and complex aromsas of peach, lemon oil, fresh straw, wet stone, and hints of honey and baking spice on the nose. On the palate, the concentration and structure of the vintage comes through, carrying intense citrus oils, straw, tarragon, and rocky minerality through the finish. A livewire natural acidity and minerality make for a refreshing finish to this impressive wine. While tasting great now, this wine looks to have an easy decade of aging potential." - Chris Peterson, Avennia Winemaker
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Boushey fruit makes up two-thirds of this wine, with the rest from equally esteemed Red Willow Vineyard. Barrel fermented with native yeast, the aromas are brooding, with notes of lemon pith, mineral, graham cracker, pink grapefruit and flower. The palate brings texture, nervy acidity, richness and deftness to the citrus and tropical-fruit flavors. Kiwi notes linger on the finish. It's a unique wine for the state. Best enjoyed with additional time in bottle. Best from 2023–2026. "
92 points, Stephen Tanzer for Vinous.
“Bright yellow. Inviting aromas of ripe stone fruits, fresh pineapple, gooseberry and mirabelle. Tactile and delicious, with its white peach flavor complicated by a hint of tropical fruitiness from the Boushey component. Sound acidity and a note of shiso leaf give the wine lovely inner-mouth lift.”