Dumas Station Wines 2016 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $36

By on September 2, 2019

Bordeaux-inspired wines remain the focus of Dumas Station, the lone winery in Columbia County and historic Dayton, Wash. Founder/winemaker Jay Dewitt, a fourth-generation farmer, works with both Birch Creek and Minnick Hills vineyards to craft these eight barrels of Cabernet Franc, which flashes very little new oak. That allows the elegance of the wine to shine with ripe purple fruit, sweet herbs and spices. These wines are available at high-end grocers throughout the Northwest and featured at the Weinhard Café kitty-corner from the Columbia County courthouse. This earned a gold medal at the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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