Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2005 Syrah was aged in 36% new French oak for 16 months. Purple-colored, it reveals a fragrant perfume of sausage, game, and blueberry. There is some light tannin to support 1-2 years of evolution and an overall elegant personality. Drink this lengthy effort over the next 7 years. (Jun 2008)
At Amavi Cellars, we have chosen to focus on Syrah wines which showcase the extraordinary quality and the unique, concentrated, fruit flavors of Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, our Walla Walla Valley estate vineyards. Over the years, these estate vineyards have consistently produced grapes used by other Washington winemakers to produce Syrah wines of exceptional complexity, balance and concentration. ce.
|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.