2014 Syrah Rockgarden Estate Vineyard Release Date: 2017 Lot size: 60 Bottles Winemaker: Chris Dowsett
-Made exclusively using grapes from our own Rockgarden Estate in the newly minted Rocks District of the Milton-Freewater AVA, this gorgeous multi-clone Syrah showcases the savoriness and spice that have made the wines from The Rocks District so sought-after.
-Our organic-certified Rockgarden Estate is ideally situated in the highest part of The Rocks District, where we selected, and densely planted, three top clones of Syrah ideally suited to the site: Tablas Creek, Phelps and Clone 174.
-Aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels to highlight its layered complexity, this one-of-a-kind wine showcases the depth and voluptuousness of the Clone 174 fruit, the enticing black pepper and spice character of the Tablas Creek grapes, and the roasted meat and minerality of the Phelps Clone fruit.
-With lovely aromas of freshly cut roses, game, olives and beach smoke, this is an elegant and beguiling Syrah that will age beautifully for many years to come.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Collines Vineyard Release Date: October 2016 Lot size: 60 Bottles Winemakers: Tyler Bender, Maureen O'Callaghan, Tim Donahue, Jean-Francois Pellet
-Jean-Francois Pellet and Norm Mc Kibben of Amavi winery worked in partnership with the students of Walla Walla Community College to purchase and work with 2 tons of block 45 Les Collines Cabernet Sauvignon to learn how some of the best wineries and winemakers work with Amazing fruit to produce extremely high end Cabernet.
-By using cutting edge of wine production techniques, such as optical sorting, phenolic profiling and custom barrel toasting this collaboration is an example of how the Walla Walla Valley is pro actively working together to raise the bar for wine quality at all levels of the industry.