Insane-Value Washington Wines

This is without question, caveat, or doubt the best value lineup of Washington wine. The quality, pure and perfect grape expression of each for the incredibly humble $19.95 (or $17.95 for the Alto white) is shocking. No need for further fanfare—if you like Cab, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre blends, or Sauv Blanc, Avennia's Lydian label provides insane quality for the price.

It is entirely fair to say that in a mere handful of years, Avennia has gone from one of Washington's rising star wineries to just plain Washington wine stars, which makes their Lydian wines stand out even further from the pack. Avennia's flagship wines sell out in short order at their respective $40-100 price tags. Each tasting note below should include "the best value Washington ____ we've tasted in a year." Do not proceed casually as the quantities produced are much smaller than you'd expect—run to load cases into your cellar, garage, basement.

$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

93 points Wine Enthusiast, Editors' Choice: "A wine of insane quality for $25. The aromas are heady, with blue fruit, smoked meat and spice. The palate is an explosion of fruit flavors that show range and intensity. A long finish caps it off. It's one of the best quality-to-price ratio Rhone reds I've ever seen come out of Washington."

What he said!
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$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

Full bodied and rich, with black cherry, currant, dark chocolate, and hints of espresso. Incredible volume and texture for a sub-$20 Cab which means it's smooooth. Just fricking wow!
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$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

A thoroughly outstanding Washington Merlot that could take down much higher priced wines. Plush and approachable, with totally delicious plum, black cherry, mocha, and light spice accents. Exactly what you want in a weekday Merlot and good enough for the weekend.
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$19.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($21.95 regular)

Classic Washington Syrah in its blue and black fruits, smoked meats, violets and grilled herbs. An excellent balance of bold, savory, and fresh.

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$17.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($19.95 regular)

Our new favorite Washington white wine value. Alto is bright and citrusy up front with a rich mouthful of fresh pineapple and juicy grapefruit. 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon.

Also 91 points Wine Enthusiast!