Wahluke Slope is backbone of Washington wine industry

By on July 24, 2016

Dusted Valley Vintners 2013 Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $42

dusted valley petite sirahThese Wisconsin boys continue to rope in Petite Sirah from Wahluke Slope, and the results won’t surprise the winery’s fans, who flock there for lush and fruity Syrahs. Their Rhône Valley relative shares blackberry and deep fruit aromas of raisins and black currants, plus some obligatory black pepper and long-lasting but controlled tannins offset by its appealing, juicy acidity. When you put a bottle of it on your table, be sure to have planned something hearty on hand – such as a venison stew or a New York steak dusted with a generous coating of black pepper. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 550 cases

Alcohol: 15.1%

Winery website

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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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