2017 Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

(83% Cabernet Sauvignon/13% Merlot/3% Syrah/1% Cabernet Franc). Estate fruit was blended with grapes from the Octave and the Goff Vineyards and was aged in French (92%) and American (8%) oak, of which 25% was new.

Founded in 2001, Amavi Cellars is located in Washington's Walla Walla Valley. Owned by three families, the Goffs, the McKibbens and the Pellets, they produce elegant and approachable estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Semillon. The family owns three sustainably farmed vineyards - Les Collines, Seven Hills, and Pepper Bridge. Third generation winemaker and grape grower, Jean-Francois Pellet heads up winemaking efforts at Amavi and its sister property, Pepper Ridge Winery.

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