Pour’n Star at Dusted Valley in Woodinville, WA.
Been on a petit verdot kick lately. 2012 was an “easy” year to get ripe PV and this one is not overripe. The beefy tannic structure is just what I would expect. Black plum, subtle blackberry notes, some mocha and oaky notes are most prevalent. It is a solid, but not stellar example of what WA state can do with the fruit. A good side by side for something of higher caliber or a second bottle. Price point for the varietal is also a good deal. — 4 days ago
This is a HUGE Malbec and could easily go another 5-10 years at this point. With a double decanting it still grabbed hold of our tongues and would not let go. Jammy, but not overly sweet or fruity, this wine has serious chops. Black plum, white pepper, dried meat, and hints of lavender and leather. Amazing! — a month ago
Holy cow! The lower ratings of this wine must be referring to a different wine. This is a voluptuous, heady, powerful petit verdot, huge even. Wet concrete, pencil shavings and blackberries on the nose. Ripe blackberry, huckleberry, and blueberry gush across the palette, and immediately get squeezed by firm tannins, peppery and cured meat notes. This is an amazing wine that could easily go 3-6 more years (or longer). Yum!! — 6 days ago
Excellent wine (that could stand to age at least a few more years)! Cherry and cola notes are dominant on initial palette and the cherry lingers long after swallowing. Red plum, tobacco, and a hint of sage/herbaceous flavors round out the rest of the taste experience. Nice mouthfeel, medium firm tannins, and smooth finish make for a very pleasurable quaff. Yum! — 22 days ago
The trick here is to decant the crap out of this wine. Right now, straight out of the bottle this is tight, bright, and tart. But a double decant plus an hour of open time and its a very decent wine. Ripe cherry notes, raspberry jam, and cola notes make for a pleasant and tasty food wine. — 11 days ago
Wow! This wine is stellar!! It was released in screw cap so it is still raring to go for at least a few more years (if not several). Black cherry/blackberry, violets and fleshy notes on the nose. Add in some stone fruit, wet concrete and just a hint of graphite on the palette, and wow! This is a very pleasing wine. — 20 days ago