Dusted Valley Vintners

BFM Stone Tree Vineyard Merlot Blend

9.117 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot Blend
Top Notes For
Justin Hart

Black cherry, coco, and coffee notes on the nose are seductive and indicative of the relative youth of this vintage. On the sip, all those flavors come through, especially the black cherry. In addition some black plum, tobacco and vanilla come through. Yum!

Black cherry, coco, and coffee notes on the nose are seductive and indicative of the relative youth of this vintage. On the sip, all those flavors come through, especially the black cherry. In addition some black plum, tobacco and vanilla come through. Yum!

Aug 5th, 2020
Maggie Harrison

rich, intense, full but doesn’t deliver with a whollop- grave and elegance maintained here. ripe bing cherry, black berry, with some dried berry notes. mineral undertones medium tannins and acid.

rich, intense, full but doesn’t deliver with a whollop- grave and elegance maintained here. ripe bing cherry, black berry, with some dried berry notes. mineral undertones medium tannins and acid.

Aug 10th, 2018
Justin Hart

Tasted this against 3 other American Bordeaux blends, all 3-4 years older and the 2010 BFM was by far the most drinkable. Beautifully round fruit and supple tannins make this wine remarkable for its craft. BFM = blow your fucking mind!

Tasted this against 3 other American Bordeaux blends, all 3-4 years older and the 2010 BFM was by far the most drinkable. Beautifully round fruit and supple tannins make this wine remarkable for its craft. BFM = blow your fucking mind!

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2014
Justin Hart

There are precious few Merlot dominant BDX blends from WA that are this damn good! We could just call this a varietal Merlot (it is 75% Merlot in the 2012 vintage), but we don't. There is just enough of the other BDX grapes (especially the 4% Petit Verdot) to throw their weight around and give the color, aroma and finish huge chops. Big blackberry and leather on initial palette, chased by hints of coco, baking spices and cherry. Stoney and reserved on the nose still. I said it the other day, this is much too young to drink; it can go for several years still.

There are precious few Merlot dominant BDX blends from WA that are this damn good! We could just call this a varietal Merlot (it is 75% Merlot in the 2012 vintage), but we don't. There is just enough of the other BDX grapes (especially the 4% Petit Verdot) to throw their weight around and give the color, aroma and finish huge chops. Big blackberry and leather on initial palette, chased by hints of coco, baking spices and cherry. Stoney and reserved on the nose still. I said it the other day, this is much too young to drink; it can go for several years still.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Justin Hart

Big grippy tannins, blackberry, ripe cherry, hints of pepper, tobacco, and baking spices. This is MUCH to young to drink now, in my opinion. Give it a few years, or 10. :)

Big grippy tannins, blackberry, ripe cherry, hints of pepper, tobacco, and baking spices. This is MUCH to young to drink now, in my opinion. Give it a few years, or 10. :)

Oct 29th, 2016
Justin Hart

Amazeballz! I knew it would take a few years of sittibg to come into its own... Drink now till 2023!

Amazeballz! I knew it would take a few years of sittibg to come into its own... Drink now till 2023!

Sep 4th, 2016
Justin Hart

AS little bit jammy, but not too much. Wonderful red plum and hints of pepper on the finish. Sooo good!

AS little bit jammy, but not too much. Wonderful red plum and hints of pepper on the finish. Sooo good!

Feb 27th, 2016
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.6

From the walluke slope 70 merlot 15 Cabernet Sauvignon and 13 Cabernet franc 2 petit Verdot. Stone tree vineyard, sweet tobacco spice dark cherry red currant berry fruit fine tannins with lovely freshness notes of olive and floral loamy earth notes. Most excellent

From the walluke slope 70 merlot 15 Cabernet Sauvignon and 13 Cabernet franc 2 petit Verdot. Stone tree vineyard, sweet tobacco spice dark cherry red currant berry fruit fine tannins with lovely freshness notes of olive and floral loamy earth notes. Most excellent

Aug 13th, 2013
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

8.5

Nice WA State blend.

Nice WA State blend.

Apr 26th, 2013
Nikole Souder-Schale

A nice cab, with great Cabernet flavor.

A nice cab, with great Cabernet flavor.

Dec 8th, 2015