Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Wallywood, Columbia Valley $42

By on February 12, 2013

Dusted Valley Vintners WallywoodFew in the Northwest are as talented and as imaginative as winemaking brothers-in-law Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel. They named this relentless GSM-style blend of Syrah (65%), Grenache (18%), Mourvèdre (8%) and Petite Sirah by blending the location of their two tasting rooms – Walla Walla and Woodinville. A snootful of aromas range from blueberry, boysenberry, blackberry and plum, joined by lightly roasted coffee, milk chocolate, cobble stone and gaminess. Delicious flavors of blue fruit are shoveled on top of black pepper and black olive with lovely complexity. The influence of Petite Sirah adds just a bit of tension to the finish of blackberry acidity. This wine is sold out at the winery, but a bottle or two could well be available at a quality wine retailer.

Rating: Outstanding

Production: 175 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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