Best NW wines of 2015: the top 10

By on December 30, 2015

9. Dusted Valley Vintners 2012 StoneTree Vineyard Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $42

Dusted Valley Vintners-2012-StoneTree Vineyard Petite Sirah BottleIt’s no surprise these Wisconsin boys earned the right to have this poured at the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Championship as their work with Tedd Wildman’s StoneTree Vineyard might be region’s best example of this power-laden Rhône variety year after year. This vintage is the latest example of a dark and brooding wine from start to finish, beginning with aromas of blackberry syrup, caramel corn, bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Their use of Syrah (20%) adds a bit of fleshiness and skillful balance to the bold tannins, which ride nicely alongside marvelously lengthy flavors of dark Bing cherry, boysenberry, black olive, dark chocolate and black pepper. Suggested pairings include Janis Frey’s Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with a Pan Sauce.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 456 cases

Alcohol: 15.2%

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