Blend – 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Appellation – Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards – Southwind (Estate)
6.03 grams/L Total Acidity
Techniques – 14-21 day maceration. Aged on fine lees and racked once before bottling. Four Cabernet Sauvignon Clones. Native yeast fermentation. 24% puncheon fermented. 76% stainless steel tank.
Oak Program – 56% new French oak. 6% new Wisconsin Oak.
Production – 5,100 bottles
Retail Price – $62
UPC – 856589001057
Current & Past Scores
2018 – 92 Points & Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast
2017 – 93 Points, James Suckling
2017 – 92 Points, Wine Advocate
2016 – 91 Points, Wine Advocate
2015 – 92 Points, Intl. Wine Report
The V.R. Special® is Dusted Valley’s top Cabernet Sauvignon. Southwind Vineyard lies on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley, perched high on a ridge of ancient lava flows overlooking the beautiful Walla Walla Valley. The diversity in elevation and soil profiles make it an extremely special place to grow grapes. This wine is dedicated to the loving memory of Chad’s Grandpa Vernon Rhodes. He was a truly amazing man, and this Cab takes its name from his miraculous chocolate chip cookie the “V.R. Special”.