We are happy to share the latest scores and reviews for Dusted Valley from Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate. Congratulations to our industry friends and peers who were also included in the 2016 Washington Report — we love to see Washington wine shine! Check out the reviews below, and make room in your cellar for some of these fantastic wines.
The 2012 Malbec (there’s 11% Cabernet Sauvignon) gives up lots of wet rock like minerality as well as classic Malbec notes of peppery herbs, spring flowers and ripe black and blue fruits. Its oak is nicely integrated, and it has good acidity and enough tannin to keep it drinking nicely through 2022. – Jeb Dunnuck
The inky colored 2012 Petit Sirah comes all from the Wahluke Slope and was raised in 35% new oak. There’s also roughly 20% of Syrah in the blend. Cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and crushed flowers all emerge from this full-bodied, supple, sexy red that has no hard edge, present, yet ripe tannin and a great finish. Drink this big, rich, decadent 2012 over the coming decade, although I’m sure it will keep for longer. – Jeb Dunnuck
A terrific Bordeaux blend, the 2013 Bfm is 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot that saw plenty of time on fine lees and aging in 28% new oak. It offers lots of chocolaty dark fruits, plum, smoked herbs and hints of olive tapenade in a full-bodied, decadent, even sexy personality that’s already hard to resist. It’s a terrific success in the vintage and will drink nicely for at least 8-10 years. – Jeb Dunnuck
Another terrific effort that makes the most of the vintage is the 2013 Vr Special Cabernet Sauvignon, which has 15% Petit Verdot in the blend and saw 35% new oak barrels. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and layered, it has a lifted, complex bouquet of spice, incense, plums and leather. It’s certainly enjoyable now, but its balance and mid-palate depth suggest it will keep for at least a decade. – Jeb Dunnuck