Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $19

By on August 7, 2014

boomtown-by-dusted-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-bottle-nvWhile the price has creeped up since its launch in 2003, the quality under the cap remains rock-solid, thanks in part to Dusted Valley’s continued partnership with the Milbrandts and Wahluke Wine Co. This Cab continues to be imminently approachable, starting with the nose of dusty black cherry, black plums, cocoa powder and black pepper. There are sweet blackberry and cherry juice flavors on the entry, and the lighter tannin structure and boysenberry acidity make it a easy drink that’s capped by a pinch more of pepper.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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