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2006 Dusted Valley Reserve Syrah

Dusted Valley Wines, headquartered in Walla Walla Washington, came onto the scene a few years ago and most recently won “Winery of the year”  Wine Press Northwest magazine. Its owners and winemakers launched back in 2003, becoming the 52nd winery to open in Walla Walla.

They’re one of the few wineries in Washington that have gone all screw-cap and that hasn’t seemed to bother their fans nor the critics.

Technical Data:

  • 100% Syrah (100% Free Run) N/A – ALLOCATED PRODUCT
  • Vineyard Sources: Alder Ridge, Lonesome Springs Ranch, Spofford Station, Cougar Hills
  • Total Acidity 0.59 grams/100ml
  • pH 3.8
  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • Oak Program: 25 % New French Oak, 15% New American Oak
  • Production: 242 Cases
  • Price: $35

Nose: Blueberry, cinnamon, allspice, cedar, peppercorn, clove, leather and chocolate.

Taste: Excellent attack of black pepper, cinnamon, blueberry and a nice hint of blackberry coming thru for me as well. I get a spicey chocololate note that picks things up across the mid-palate transisition. The finish brings lingering flavors of blueberry, Christmas spice, leather, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. This is an extremely solid effort and a Syrah that does a good job of showcasing how well WA State can do this grape.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%

On the web: dustedvalley.com