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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 97175)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:


#42 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully structured and complex yet softly layered and appealing throughout. The wine is pleasantly aromatic with the essence of ripe berries and a light earthiness, and the flavors are well integrated. Dark fruit and cassis flavors are followed by hints of dry herbs, chocolate and spice.

This year's vintage is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 9% Syrah and 1% Malbec. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of the blend, adding structure and body, while the Merlot adds flavor and depth. The small amount of Syrah increases the overall softness while the Malbec adds a nice touch of earth.

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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.