We are happy to share the latest scores and reviews for Dusted Valley from James Suckling and Contributing Editor Nick Stock’s recent visit to Washington. Congratulations to our industry friends and peers who were also included — we love to see Washington wine shine! Check out the reviews below, and make room in your cellar for some of these fantastic wines.
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Some tarry accents with ripe mulberry and plum aromas leading to a palate that has a wealth of smooth red-fruit flavors. An open-knitted and approachable cabernet. Drink over the next three to four years. – James Suckling
There’s a deep thread of ripe plums and black cherries on offer. All of which are wrapped in sweetly fragrant oak. The palate has a neat core of blueberries and darker plums, which are nicely framed in approachable tannins. Drink in next three to five years. – James Suckling
This is a big and juicy white with sliced cooked apples and toasted oak. Lots of vanilla. Full-bodied, layered and focused with a density and richness. Solid chardonnay. Drink now. Screw cap. – James Suckling
*2014 Vintage SOLD OUT / Limited availability of 2013 and 2015 Vintages.*
Very pretty aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and violets with hints of fresh herbs. Medium to full body with integrated tannins that give this elegant wine form and texture. Lovely finish. A blend of 82% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. Drink or hold. – James Suckling
Coal smoke and stony notes with blackberries and plums, leading to a fluid, ripe and open-knitted palate that delivers impressive flavorsome depth. Drink or hold. – James Suckling
Abundant tar and licorice with star anise and cassis, as well as sarsaparilla. The palate has ripe and slightly chewy tannins, dark plums and chocolate. A ripe finish. Drink or hold. – James Suckling