Amavi Cellars 2013 Estate Vineyards Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $32

By on January 31, 2016

amavi-cellars-estate-vineyards-syrah-2013Winemaker Jean François-Pellet reached into southern Walla Walla Valley sites Les Collines, Stone Valley, Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge and Summit View for his expanded 2013 offering, which starts with alluring aromas of mocha, Marionberry, elderberry and blueberry, backed by toast and cedar. Inside, there’s a big spill of plums, black cherry and fig. Dusty tannins and blueberry acidity make for a complex and delicious farewell. These wines are available for tasting at their stunning vineyard location along Peppers Bridge Road in Walla Walla as well as the Pepper Bridge/Amavi tasting gallery in Woodinville’s Hollywood Hills neighborhood.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,080 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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