Dusted Valley Vintners 2014 Stoney Vine Vineyard Tall Tales Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $60

By on February 4, 2017

These Wisconsin natives have planted deep roots in the Walla Walla Valley with three estate vineyards. Stoney Vine is in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, but federal regulations don’t allow winemakers to use that on the label unless the wines are produced within in the state of Oregon. Regardless, this has become one of Dusted Valley’s signature wines, and it shows classic notes of The Rocks – savory black olive, smoked meat and saddle leather with dried brambleberry. Balanced tannins come with hedonistic touches of muscovado sugar, toast and clove.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,600 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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