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. "