From an excellent vintage, with 10% Merlot and 10% Malbec in the blend, this is Dusted Valley's first-ever estate wine. It's a big, thick, dusty, earthy Cabernet, for those who want more fruit, more oak, and more tannin. Mulberry and sweet plum are augmented with brown spices.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.