Amavi Cellars 2016 Estate Vineyards Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $38

By on April 4, 2020
amavi cellars estate vineyards syrah nv bottle - Amavi Cellars 2016 Estate Vineyards Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $38

A product of the longest harvest in its history, Amavi Cellars reaches into five of its seven estate vineyards for this berry-backed and smoky Syrah. Fruit from Seven Hills and Les Collines accounts for 55% of the final blend as nearly equal portions of Stone Valley, Pepper Bridge and Summit View factor in, as does a juicy dose of Grenache (12%). Blueberry, smoked meat and leathery aromas transition into flavors blackcurrant, blueberry and pomegranate, capped by Earl Grey tea and a pinch of allspice. Their site includes a list of recipes for food pairings, and ratatouille is a suggestion with the Amavi Syrah, as are gyros, paella, barbecued pork fajitas and cheesecake.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,507 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

Winery website

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