Amavi Cellars

Amavi Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This is the wine we opened yesterday evening the 2009 Amavi Cellars Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. From Walla Walla, Washington I have always been very impressed with this winery. I have not had a bad wine from here since Gary Vaynerchuk reported on the 2007 a number of years ago and I rushed out to buy it on his recommendation. I have several vintages in my cellar and I believe at least one more 2007.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, leather, menthol, herbaceous notes and dark soil.

On the palate is black cherry blackberry, black currant, green bell pepper, spice, herbaceous and dark tilled earth.

This wine is full bodied smooth full mouthfeel medium+ acidity and medium + well integrated fine grained tannins the move seamlessly into a long dark fruit herbaceous dark soil finish. Here we are again on the precipice of our nations birthday. It is time to reflect on where we are in our lives and where we are going as a nation. I wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July long weekend since the 4th falls on Tuesday this year and I am sure many of us will be taking an extra long weekend. Enjoy yourselves and please be respectful of one another. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 3 months ago

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Les Collines Vineyard Syrah

Tasted with Josh at M wine cellar — 8 years ago

Amavi Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2016

N: mesquite smoke, bacon, blackberries
P: “” sour cherry mixed with stewed berries, cedar and white pepper. Smoky. Really bright acid for the age, grippy tannins on the finish
— 6 months ago

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Pepper Bridge

Estate Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

David T

The 14 Cabernet is a blend is 82% Cabernet, 9% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. On the nose; ruby, elegant, black berries, black plum, dark cherries, poached strawberries, soft spice, anise, soft baking spices, dark rich soils and red & dark florals. The entry is rich, thick, full bodied elegance. The tannins are M+. Fruits are; blackberries, plum, black plum, dark cherries and black raspberries. Nice spices follow, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, violets & red fresh florals, rich dark soils, leather, tobacco, graphite, crushed dry rocks, underbrush with nice round acidity and a round, lush, elegant finish. Photos of; a wide shot of Pepper Bridge, Artifex custom crush facility, Winemaker, Jean-François Pellet and the view from their terrace. Producer notes...born and raised in Switzerland, Winemaker Jean-François Pellet is a third-generation wine grower. He earned degrees in both enology and viticulture. As part of his studies, he interned in Switzerland, Germany and the Napa Valley. After graduating, he managed vineyards and made wine in Switzerland and Spain. After his time in Europe, his experience and reputation brought him to Heitz Cellars in the Napa Valley, where he worked for four years. Pepper Bridge recruited him out of Heitz and he moved to Walla Walla to become that winery's creative force. His success at Pepper Bridge afforded him the opportunity to join the Amavi partnership. Jean-François Pellet is also a partner in Artifex, the areas very successful custom crush facility. Additionally, he is also a founding member and current vice-president of the Walla Walla Valley's sustainable agriculture organization, VINEA. Quite a resume! It was a pleasure meeting him. He is a very kind person and an extremely knowledgeable Winemaker. Thank you for all of your time & knowledge during our visit.
— 6 years ago

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James Forsyth

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I visited these guys today. Your comments are on point. I too admired the dedication, focus, clarity of thought in approach. They make a limited range and do it really well.

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Ceres Red Wine 2016

Malbec & Cab Franc blend. Really nice. Fruity, but not sweet. — 8 months ago