Aromas of black cherries, blackberries and dusty rose petals are complemented by a hint of cedar. Dark fruits, mixed wild berries and dark chocolate nicely marry with vibrant notes of herbs and spices.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Broad and chewy, with a spicy edge to the red berry and roasted red pepper flavors, framed by grippy tannins. This has plenty to offer, but needs cellaring to soften the edges. Best from 2017 through 2022. 5,662 cases made.
(Oct 15 2015)
(83% Cabernet Sauvignon/13% Merlot/3% Syrah/1% Cabernet Franc). Estate fruit was blended with grapes from the Octave and the Goff Vineyards and was aged in French (92%) and American (8%) oak, of which 25% was new.
|Founded in 2001, Amavi Cellars is located in Washington's Walla Walla Valley. Owned by three families, the Goffs, the McKibbens and the Pellets, they produce elegant and approachable estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Semillon. The family owns three sustainably farmed vineyards - Les Collines, Seven Hills, and Pepper Bridge. Third generation winemaker and grape grower, Jean-Francois Pellet heads up winemaking efforts at Amavi and its sister property, Pepper Ridge Winery.