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Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Saturday, July 12, 2008

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.



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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.

$28






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6 comments

  1. laura Says:
  2. hi there. just wanted to question the price on the Abeja Cabernets? 25 and 28? I work for a wine shop, and we buy it at cost for more than that, an it is generally marked up at more than $40-$45 retail. Perhaps you were given the wholesale cost?

     
  3. Interesting. Where is your wine shop located? Amavi lists the retail price on their website for the 2006 as $28. You can see the listing here:

    http://www.amavicellars.com/2006-cabernet-sauvignon/

    And similarly the 2005 at $25 here:

    http://www.amavicellars.com/2005-cabernet-sauvignon/

    Looking on winezap.com, I see store prices for the 2005 ranging from low to mid-twenties.

    Perhaps you're thinking of Pepper Bridge winery who shares a winemaker with Amavi?

     
  4. laura Says:
  5. You are right! I was confusing it with Abeja...sorry about that - laura

     
  6. Erinn Says:
  7. Abeja and Amavi are 2 totally different wines!!!
    Amavi is a second label to Pepperbridge

     
  8. Anonymous Says:
  9. Amavi is a separate winery than Pepper Bridge. Owned by similar, but different parties.

     
  10. I agree on the second label claim. Same people; different label; still awesome wines! We're members of their club and are in love with the Syrah and Cab - especially the 2006 Cab.

     

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