Dusted Valley

People – Place – Wine

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Dusted Valley was founded on the notion that when family pulls together the American Dream can turn into a living reality.

Place Undiscovered
The Dusted Valley family chose to grow grapes and make wine in Walla Walla, one of the most exciting growing regions in the world today. Dusted Valley is one of the hottest up and coming brands in Washington State.

Wine – Honest
The Dusted Valley family crafts honest wines with complexity and character. These are real wines, that come from a real place, that has a real heart.

Dusted Valley represents our family’s quest to fulfill a dream of crafting world-class wine in the Walla Walla Valley. Our estate vineyards yield wines with classic earth, minerality and acid while featuring a freshness true to Washington State terroir. This, combined with our old world techniques and innovative winemaking attitude, result in strong vintages year after year.

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The Wines

Dusted Valley - White

Olsen Vineyard Chardonnay

Dusted Valley - Bordeaux Style

Cabernet Sauvignon   |   V.R. Special Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Franc   |   Petit Verdot   |   BFM

Dusted Valley - Rhone Style

Petite Sirah   |   Stained Tooth Syrah   |   Tall Tales Syrah

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WOY_2013-CMYKDusted Valley Named 2013 Wine & Spirits Magazine Winery of the Year

In 2013, Wine & Spirits’ panels and critics tasted 12,500 wines to select the 100 Wineries of the Year.

They highlighted these producers as the top performers in their respective regions, from legendary names in Napa Valley and Burgundy to newcomers in New Zealand and Spain. Dusted Valley made the list for 2013 among some truly amazing producers.

Dusted Valley - White

Dusted Valley Olsen Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 Dusted Valley Olsen Vineyard Chardonnay

bs-olsen-chard-15Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Olsen Vineyard
Elevation: 1,100 feet - 1,350 feet
Appellation: Yakima Valley
Clones:  Wente, FPS 15, ENTAV 76, 96, 548
Oak Program: Fermented in 85% French oak barrels (20% new); 10% Stainless barrels; 5% Egg
Alcohol: 13.6%
Production: 9,600 bottles
UPC:  856589001200

Wine Pairing Suggestion: Clam and Leek Linguini

TASTING NOTES: This Chardonnay was picked at perfect ripeness preserving its beautiful fruit flavors, racy acidity and natural balance. It has more in common with old world Chardonnay than the typical domestic Chardonnay, offering a generous, layered entry and mid palate framed by crisp acidity. This is an amazing food wine that should be the star of setting your imagination on fire with pairing possibilities.

The first vintage of Olsen Chardonnay was awarded a GOLD Medal at this years competition!

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Dusted Valley - Bordeaux Style

Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Columbia Valley.
Vineyards: Southwind (Estate)Dionysus, Stone Tree, Olsen, Elephant Mountain.
Techniques: 21-36 day maceration.
Oak Program: 40% new oak.
Alcohol: 14.7%

GRAPE VARIETY: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

FOOD PAIRINGS: "The classic pairing with Cabernet is lamb, but it goes well with almost any meat—beef, pork, venison, even rabbit." - FoodandWine.com

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TASTING NOTES: This is just a spectacular Cabernet
Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley! This medium bodied wine is both lithe and expressive, with embracing tannins wrapping gently around a focused core of dried herb-accented black cherry and licorice flavors, dancing with finesse on the finish.

The Wine Enthusiast- 91 Points

The aromas are pitch black, with notes of blackberry and black cherry along with high-toned spices. The flavors are full and ripe, with blackberry notes lingering on the finish.

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The 2013 Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a GOLD Medal at this years competition!

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Dusted Valley V.R. Special Cabernet Sauvignon

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Dusted Valley V.R. Special Cabernet

Dusted Valley
V.R. Special Cabernet

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyards: Southwind (Estate), Dionysus, Olsen
Wine Analysis: 6.02 grams/L Total Acidity, 3.84 pH, 14.7% Alcohol
Techniques: 14-35 day maceration
Oak Program: 35% new oak

GRAPE VARIETY: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot

FOOD PAIRINGS: "The classic pairing with Cabernet is lamb, but it goes well with almost any meat—beef, pork, venison, even rabbit." - FoodandWine.com

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TASTING NOTES: The blood, sweat and tears that went in to growing this wine are dedicated to the loving memory of my Grandpa Vernon Rhodes. He was truly an amazing man. This Cab takes its name from his miraculous chocolate chip cookie the “V.R. Special”. I bet you wish you could dunk one in a glass of this wine right now. Rest easy Grandpa Rhodes. We love you! This Cab has a beautiful bouquet on the nose, great fruit with a nice tannic grip, and a lingering finish that will keep you wondering for minutes.

Press 2013: Wine Advocate - 91 Points

Another terrific effort that makes the most of the vintage is the 2013 Vr Special Cabernet Sauvignon, which has 15% Petit Verdot in the blend and saw 35% new oak barrels. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and layered, it has a lifted, complex bouquet of spice, incense, plums and leather. It’s certainly enjoyable now, but its balance and mid-palate depth suggest it will keep for at least a decade.

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Dusted Valley Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyards: Stone Tree, Dionysus, Olsen
Wine Analysis: 5.24 grams/L Total Acidity, 4.01 pH, 14.7% Alcohol
Techniques: Tank and bin fermented with gentle pump overs and punch downs. 29-32 day maceration. Aged on fine lees and racked once before bottling.
Oak Program: 15% new French oak barrique

GRAPE VARIETY : 90% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

FOOD PAIRINGS: Poultry, lasagna, couscous with meat, Middle Eastern fare, veggie pizza, and Greek cuisine. - about.com

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TASTING NOTES: The Cabernet Franc is an expression of what makes Washington State wine so great. Varietal typicity is spot on from the floral aromatics to the dark fruits, slate, and mineral. This generous vino is fabulously food friendly and fantastically franc-o-liscous.

Press 2013: Wine Enthusiast - 91 Points

Savory herbs mix with clove and barrel spices on the aromas. The palate is full bodied and decadent, with a palate-coating feel.

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Dusted Valley Petit Verdot

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Dusted Valley
Petit Verdot

BS-PetiteVerdot-11Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyards: Stone Tree, Bacchus
Wine Analysis: 6.60 grams/mL Total Acidity, 3.78 pH, 14.7% Alcohol
Techniques: 12-16 days maceration
Oak Program: 35% new oak

GRAPE VARIETY: 95% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot

FOOD PAIRINGS: A natural fit for rich, meat dishes, grilled steak, spicy pork, veal, lamb, all types of game and sausage. Spicy foods pair well with Petit Verdot and it’s perfect for a myriad of different hard and semi soft cheeses. - www.thewinecellarinsider.com

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TASTING NOTES: “No, cousin Eddy, it’s not Pet-It Ver-Dott!”

This powerful, deep colored wine comes from the famed Stone Tree and Bacchus vineyards in the Columbia Valley Serve with caution… It’s addicting!

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Dusted Valley Bfm "Big Freakin Merlot"

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Dusted Valley Bfm

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyards: Dionysus, Stone Tree
Wine Analysis:  6.00 grams/L Total Acidity,  3.74 pH,  14.9% Alcohol
Techniques: 20-32 day maceration.
Aged on fine lees and racked once before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY: 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

FOOD PAIRINGS: "The classic pairing with Cabernet is lamb, but it goes well with almost any meat—beef, pork, venison, even rabbit." - FoodandWine.com

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TASTING NOTES: You’ve heard about Washington Merlot right? This wine is no exception my friends. The BFM stands up to its reputation of being the biggest merlot based blend coming out of Washington today.

We produce this wine for our wine club commonly known as the Stained Tooth Society. The STS members suck up about half of the total production with the remainder being allocated to our distributor network. Get on board and score some BFM!

Dusted Valley BFM

Press 2013: Wine Advocate - 92 Points

A terrific Bordeaux blend, the 2013 Bfm is 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot that saw plenty of time on fine lees and aging in 28% new oak. It offers lots of chocolaty dark fruits, plum, smoked herbs and hints of olive tapenade in a full-bodied, decadent, even sexy personality that’s already hard to resist. It’s a terrific success in the vintage and will drink nicely for at least 8-10 years.

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Dusted Valley - Rhone Style

Dusted Valley Petite Sirah

Dusted Valley Petite Sirah

Dusted Valley
Petite Sirah

Appellation Wahluke Slope.
Vineyard: Northridge, Stone Tree
Techniques: Tank and bin fermented with gentle pump overs and punch downs. 21-31
day maceration. Aged on fine lees and
racked once before bottling.
Oak Program: Second fill Wisconsin oak and French oak puncheon
Alcohol: 14.7%

GRAPE VARIETY: 85% Petite Sirah, 15% Syrah

FOOD PAIRINGS: "Wild game is a fine paring with Petite Sirah. The strong body of meats like venison or wild boar perfectly matches the robust character of Petite Sirah" answers.com

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TASTING NOTES: You are welcome and encouraged to Stain your Teeth on this. We are not making any excuses for this big bad boy. From the beginning it seemed to have a life force all its own. I told Corey he should have given the Petite Sirah a little direction. But, Nooo! He said the wine could find its own way through this cruel world. Anyway, be prepared this wine may give you a grundy from the inside out. This wine Starts Big; Stays Big; Finishes Big. Drink now or until it’s gone.

The Wine Advocate - 92 Points

The inky colored 2012 Petit Sirah comes all from the Wahluke Slope and was raised in 35% new oak. There’s also roughly 20% of Syrah in the blend. Cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice and crushed flowers all emerge from this full-bodied, supple, sexy red that has no hard edge, present, yet ripe tannin and a great finish. Drink this big, rich, decadent 2012 over the coming decade, although I’m sure it will keep for longer.

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Dusted Valley Stained Tooth Syrah

Dusted Valley Stained Tooth Syrah

Dusted Valley
Stained Tooth Syrah

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyards: Stone Tree, Olsen, Stoney Vine
Techniques: 30-35 day maceration. 22% whole cluster fermentation.
Oak Program: 18% new oak
Alcohol: 14.9%

GRAPE VARIETY : 100% Syrah

FOOD PAIRINGS: "Barbecued foods with a  smoky char pair nicely with Syrah, as do lamb, venison and game birds. " Food and Wine

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TASTING NOTES: Purple is our favorite color. You know
you’re drinking the good stuff when your teeth develop that unmistaken hue. Don’t worry, Chad’s father Dr. Dan Johnson D.D.S. says, “life is too short to stain your teeth on cheap wine.” The Stained Tooth Syrah is 100% Syrah and is sourced from some of Washington State’s top vineyards. The bouquet floats out of the glass and draws you into all the extraordinary fruit while the ripe tannins provide a silky finish.

Press: 2013: Wine Advocate – 90 Points

Outstanding, as well as a solid value, the 2013 Syrah Stained Tooth is more focused and lively than the Tall Tales, yet doesn’t quite match the richness or texture of the prior wine. Blackberry, black raspberry, violets and olive all give way to a medium-bodied, pure, nicely balanced Syrah that will have a decade of longevity. This is 100% Syrah that saw 22% whole clusters and 18% new oak.

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Dusted Valley Tall Tales Syrah

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard: Stoney Vine (Estate)
Wine Analysis: 5.58 grams/L Total Acidity, 4.23 pH, 14.7% Alcohol
Techniques: 22-36 day maceration.
Aged on fine lees and racked once before bottling. 24% whole cluster fermentation..
Oak Program: 100% neutral French

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Syrah

FOOD PAIRINGS: "Barbecued foods with a  smoky char pair nicely with Syrah, as do lamb, venison and game birds. " Food and Wine

TASTING NOTES: Most families have that special person that can capture your imagination with great stories about the “good old days”.

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My grandpa Fred was that man in our family. Whether it was his heroics on the river as a young boy or the mighty bears he slayed in the big woods his stories were always fascinating. Perhaps this is why I chose to be a winemaker. Every bottle is a new story waiting to be told. Some of these stories will become legendary.

Press: 2014: Wine Spectator – 92 Points

Velvety and expressive, balanced by a complex core, this is wrapped in rich notes of blackberry, crushed stone, licorice and lavender that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 300 cases made.–TF

years.

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News

The Seattle Times’ 50 Best Wines of 2016

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Dusted Valley Scores with the
Wine Advocate’s
2016 Washington Report

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Dusted Valley featured in March Issue of
The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Dusted Valley Welcomes New Winemaker to
Family’s Winemaking Team

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Vineyard Shots

Sconni Block (Estate)

 

Southwind Vineyard (Estate)

 

Stoney Vine Vineyard (Estate)

 

Dionysus Vineyard

 

Stone Tree Vineyard