Dusted Valley Vintners 2012 V.R. Special Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $60

By on July 9, 2015

Dusted Valley Vintners-2012-V.R. Special Cabernet Sauvignon BottleFour of Washington state’s top vineyards — Dionysus, Red Heaven on Red Mountain and Northridge and StoneTree on the Wahluke Slope — combine for this intoxicating Cab that caters to seekers of sybaritism. It’s bold and opulent from start to finish, opening with aromas of blackberry, dark plum, dark toast, blackstrap molasses and Graham cracker. The drink is jet-black with dark chocolate, black cherry and currant jam, embraced by sandy tannins, blueberry acidity and capped by vanilla bourbon. Consider barbecued pork ribs and other strongly flavored dishes such as Braised Lambs Shanks with White Bean by Janis Frey of Savor Products.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 384 cases

Alcohol: 15.7%

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