Amavi Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Aromas of violets and ripe berries mingle with a light essence of soil and brambles. Flavors of ripe dark fruits, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries embrace subtle hints of mineral and citrus. Critics say our Syrahs are getting better every vintage, and we are very excited about this one! Even in its youth, this wine flaunted a sophisticated combination of beauty and brawn.
"Amavi's Walla Walla bottling combines fruit from Les Collines (42 percent), Seven Hills (41) and Pepper Bridge (17) vineyards. Like Amavi's Les Collines (recommended above), it is concentrated and youthful, with a mulled spice aroma and flavors of blueberry, dark fig and cocoa; the texture is broad and powerful. For all of its breadth it feels precise, feet firmly planted. Cellar, then serve with cassoulet."
Wine & Spirits
"Dense and chewy, not heavy, but firmly packed with dark berry and currant fruit surrounded by a swarm of tannin and hints of coffee and dried sage. Solid finish. Best from 2012 through 2017. "
Learn About Amavi
Amavi Cellars, one of Walla Walla’s newest wineries, is a “sister” winery to the valley’s prestigious Pepper Bridge Winery. The Pepper Bridge Winery partners wanted to produce Syrah and other varietals from estate-vineyard grapes, but to not diminish Pepper Bridge Winery’s tight focus on their world-famous Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The solution was the construction and startup of Amavi Cellars.
Learn About Walla Walla Valley
So nice, they say it twice...
Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah.
In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...
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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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