The Best Value Washington Red Line-Up
It took the whole year but the wait was worth it: the most complete and completely delicious line-up of Washington red wine values is right here in this offering. Lydian is a new label from Avennia, which has established itself as one of Washington's rising star wineries in a mere handful of years, to the point where they're just stars. You can taste and feel that the Lydian Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, and GSM were made by ultra-premium winery‒they just don't have the price tag. We can usually pick a favorite but with this line-up, it's all about your favorite grape and mood because they're all fantastic!
One thing they aren't: mass-produced. At roughly a couple hundred cases made of each‒tiny amounts for such outrageous values‒they're going to get snatched up quickly by smart value hunters. Be smart and grab yourself a case or two!
The best value Washington Syrah we've tasted this year...and probably longer. Classic in its notes of plum, blueberry, wild herb, and smoky meats. We don't know what else to say except there was not much made and as such, you should grab this incredible deal now!
Full bodied and rich while also excellently elegant, it perfectly shows off the Avennia house style. Brimming with black cherry, currant, dark chocolate, and fresh herbs, it'll start to sound like a broken record but wow, this drinks well above its price tag.
Merlot is cool again! Especially when it's this good and this inexpensive. Plush and approachable, with huckleberry, plum, chocolate-covered cherry, mocha, and subtle spice. A thoroughly outstanding value in Washington Merlot that could take down much higher priced competition.
92 points Wine Enthusiast, Editors' Choice: "This is the inaugural release of this entry-level offering from the winery. The aromas pop, with notes of raspberry, black pepper, blueberry, herb and braised meat. A textured, flavorful palate follows, bringing a sense of freshness. It's an outrageous value."
Us: We fully concur with the rating and proclamation of value!