Dumas Station Wines 2012 Cuvée No. 439, Walla Walla Valley, $44

By on December 30, 2015

Dumas Station Wines No. 439 Cuvee 2012 labelWalla Walla Valley historians recognize Dumas Station as the railway packing house for one of the West’s largest apple orchards — owned by James Dumas (DOO-muss). The DeWitt and Harvey families chose to name their Meritage-style blend for Engine No. 439, the first train to bring passengers from Walla Walla to Dayton. And those tracks are anchored next to this winery. Jay DeWitt’s winemaking from Birch Creek Vineyard, which he manages, allows for an attractive and dense nose of blackberry, plums on parchment paper, dusty oak, vanilla and caramel. The pour brings an explosion of flavors akin to dark plums, blackberry pie and boysenberry syrup. That plush and mouthfilling delivery of sweet purple fruit is focused and balanced from start to the finish of pomegranate and blueberry.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 45 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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