Amavi’s name comes from a combination of the Latin root words, "am" (love) and "vi" (life). Winemaker Jean-François Pellet’s 2006 Cabernet is nothing short of an exceptional wine, especially at this price point. On sale, it’s a steal. The 2006 vintage also has a significantly improved label.
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
A gorgeous wine marked by dark fruit, cinnamon, and clove. Silky in texture, this wine opens up and expands beautifully on the palate with a finish that sails on and on. Although best after decanting thirty-plus minutes, it showed remarkably well even on first pour. 76% Cabernet; 18% Merlot; 5% Syrah; 1% Cab Franc. Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills, Les Collines, and LeFore vineyards.
Saturday, July 12, 2008