Dusted Valley Vintners 2012 Grenache, Columbia Valley, $39

By on June 10, 2014

dusted-valley-vintners-grenache-2012-bottleOne of the Pacific Northwest’s wizards with Rhône varieties, the boys at Dusted Valley keep the focus here on the fruit — Grenache (86%), Syrah (12%) and Petite Sirah from StoneTree, Weinbau and Red Heaven vineyards. The deployment of 100% neutral oak barrels shows off the enticing aromas of strawberry, black currant and red cherry, backed by a bite of black licorice, gaminess and a pinch of sage. On the pour comes a creamy entry of strawberry-rhubarb jam, black cherry and cocoa powder, packed with moderate tannins and laced with raspberry acidity before the creamy finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 192 cases

Alcohol: 15.2%

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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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