Justine reflects our belief that Washington is capable of producing world class blends of grape varieties traditional to the Southern Rhone region of France. The name is inspired by one of the great heroines of recent literature, who also sprung from the imagination of the Mediterranean. Dark, seductive, complex, with a chasm of depth: The Justine is a great reflection of Avennia’s mission of expression, and Washington’s generous terroir.
2014 Justine Tasting Note—Brooding nose of black raspberry, blackberry cordial, white pepper, lavender, violet, and crushed stone. This wine shows great concentration and elegance, with dark red fruits, Herbes de Provence, and mineral notes echoing in the long finish. There is easily a decade’s worth of life here, maybe more.