Dumas Station 2010 Cow Catcher Red, Walla Walla Valley, $24

By on May 20, 2013

Washington wineWalla Walla natives Jay DeWitt and Doug Harvey run this small winery that is named after an apple packing shed whose history dates to the late 1800s. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Syrah (18%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Merlot using grapes from three vineyards: Minnick Hills, Birch Creek and famed Seven Hills. It opens with aromas of milk chocolate, cherry, cedar and slate, followed by flavors of brooding notes of espresso, dark chocolate, boysenberry and cardamom, as well as hints of pomegranate and oak. It’s all backed with moderate tannins.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 350 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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