Avelina Lucca Red Blend 2011
Ranked the #11 Red Wine in our Oct. 1, 2016 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event.
Ranked the #8 Red Wine at our Fall "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event on September 26, 2015.
The ranking is based on what our customers purchased the day of the tasting. Rather than rely on the palette of one wine buyer, we consider these winning wines to be taste-tested and approved by our customers who voted with their dollars.
Wine EnthusiastThis blend of 75% Nebbiolo and 25% Sangiovese from relatively young but quite experienced winemaker Christian Garvin delivers aromas of plums, leather, smoke and cigar. It's both juicy and perfectly grippy on the palate, with more plums, dried cherries, dark chocolate and a nice peppery acidity holding down the fort.