Bright, medium/deep garnet. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry, cinnamon, leather, smoked meat, broiled steak?, anise, and cigar box. Deep flavors of blueberry, black cherry, black olive, anise, and cigar box, with a long finish and balanced tannins. Great with 70% cacao dark chocolate!
I can't believe I only paid $20 for this Cab. 2007 was such a wonderful year. This is a well balanced, integrated, tasty Cab with good structure. So very sad I didn't purchase a case or 3 when I had the chance. This is great with lasagna---but won't over power a lighter dish such as chicken either.
Four years I opened this on Jan 10th and I'm down to my last bottle. Aromas of grilled meat, dark fruits, cocoa and coffee. The palate shows blackberry, black currant, cocoa, and dried herbs/earth. Integrated, medium acid/tannins and a medium finish. Tasting like its at or nearing its peak with the fruit starting to subside and the non-fruit notes starting to shine. Should last several more years but don't wait too much longer. Enjoyable wine.
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(Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley) An unusual, somewhat muted nose that initially shows more Syrah components of earth and game than aromas associated with Cabernet. Fruit aromas jump out occasionally but then recede. Spice, particularly anise and white pepper, start to emerge over time. A rich, focused taste that packs a wallop with fruit and spice. Grainy tannins provide texture and structure. Recommend an additional six months bottle age. 81% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 2% Cab Franc. Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge, Les Collines, and Lefore vineyards. 14.1% alcohol. 5,974 cases produced.
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