Dumas Station Wines 2012 Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $32

By on June 30, 2014

dumas-station-estate-merlot-2012-bottleWashington State University agronomy grad Jay DeWitt and golfing buddy Doug Harvey have just entered their second decade of grape growing and winemaking at their boutique operation in the historic Walla Walla Valley town of Dayton. Their assemblage with Cabernet Franc (17%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) from Minnick Hills, Birch Creek and Nostra Terra vineyards spent 16 months in primarily neutral oak, creating deep aromas of dark cherry and mint chocolate with toasted almonds and filberts. It’s rich and juicy with the blending of flavors of black cherry, dark plum and more chocolate. This earned a gold medal at the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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