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Date Printed: 5/25/2017
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 97175)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 5/25/2017: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

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 signifies love (amor) and life (vita) through its wines, which are 100% estate, 100% certified sustainable, and 100% Walla Walla Valley. Winemaker Jean-François Pellet brings the Walla Walla Valley AVA to life with his hand crafted, terroir-driven wines. Made from the estate’s younger vines and utilizing more neutral oak, Amavi’s elegant wines are ready to drink upon release, but will also age gracefully in serious collectors’ cellars. Amavi Cellars is owned and operated by three families: the McKibbens, the Goffs and the Pellets, who are dedicated to building their dynamic brand.