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Amavi Cellars Syrah 2011

Amavi Cellars Syrah 750ml 2011        
Sku: 1825001*

Amavi Cellars is owned by three families: the Goffs, the McKibbens and the Pellets. Located in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley, 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 at its sister property, Pepper Ridge Winery.

Tasting notes
A well-structured red that offers the spiciness anddepth associated with Syrah from Walla Walla, this wine presents aromas of dark red cherries and flavors of dates, raspberries and figs with hints of cassis, spices and green olive.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2013)
A worthy follow up to the gorgeous 2010, the 2011 Syrah is a 100% Syrah that was aged in a scant 11% new French oak, with the balance being completely neutral barrels. Fermented with 45% whole cluster, it offers up a Northern Rhone-like bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, mineral, violets and underbrush to go with a soft, supple and completely delicious palate. Showing no hard edges, excellent purity and a solid focus, it is more supple and approachable than the 2010 and will delight over the coming 5-6 years. Drink now-2018.
 Wine Spectator 90 points (Oct 16 2013)
Taut, vibrant and distinctive, offering green olive and green tea overtones around a lean core of blackberry and tar. Finishes with snap. Best from 2015 through 2019.H.S.

Technical notes
Estate fruit was blended with grapes from Stone Valley Vineyard (20%) and was aged in French oak (11% new).

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Country: United States
Region: Washington
Sub-Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
 
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