Awards

CASCADIA WINE COMPETITION / GREAT NORTHWEST WINE
#1 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
March 2017

THE WINE SPECTATOR
91 points, 2013 Syrah
October 2016

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
91 points, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points, 2012 Cuvee No. 439
March 2016

THE WINE ADVOCATE
91 points, 2012 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
February 2016

THE WINE SPECTATOR
92 points, 2012 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points, 2013 Cow Catcher Red
January 2016

GREAT NORTHWEST WINE
Outstanding, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
January 2016

SEATTLE MET MAGAZINE
#13 Syrah on Top 100 Washington Wines of 2015, 2012 Syrah
September 2015

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
91 points, 2012 The Excursion Syrah
May 2015

THE WINE SPECTATOR
91 points, 2012 Syrah
March 2015

RAND SEALEY’S REVIEW OF WASHINGTON WINES
19+/20 points, 2012 The Excursion Syrah
19/20 points, 2012 Syrah
18.5+/20 points,2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
18.5+/20 points, 2012 Merlot
18/20 points, 2012 Cow Catcher Red
March 2015 issue

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
92 points, 2012 Cow Catcher Red
92 points, 2012 Syrah
93 points, 2012 Cabernet Franc
March 2015

WALLA WALLA VALLEY WINE COMPETITION
Gold, 2012 Merlot
June 2014, via Great Northwest Wine

THE WINE SPECTATOR
90 points, 2011 Cow Catcher Red
91 points, 2012 Merlot
June 2014

THE WINE SPECTATOR
93 points, 2010 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Polished, expressive and generous, with cherry, blackberry, mint and lavender flavors, riding easily over an open texture through a long and seductive finish. Drink now through 2024. —H.S. June 4, 2014

THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
94 points, 2010 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points, 2012 Merlot
92 points, 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points, 2011 Cuvee No. 439

WALLA WALLA VALLEY WINE COMPETITION
GOLD, 2012 Merlot

WASHINGTON WINE REPORT
Excellent (4 out of 5 stars) – 2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Sean writes “A moderately aromatic wine with high toned herbal notes along with green tea, floral notes, dark raspberries, and cherries. The palate is soft, sweet, and fruit filled with velvety tannins. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot. Minnick Hills Vineyard. Aged 22 months in American and French oak (80% new). 15% alcohol. 400 cases produced. Sampled at 67 degrees.”
-Part V of the 2012 Walla Walla Valley Report, from Washington Wine Report.
-December 2012

THE WINE SPECTATOR
91 points, 2008 Dumas Station Estate Merlot: “Fresh and vibrant, this is juicy with currant and plum fruit that dances over the fine tannins and keeps at it through the long finish. This has style and intensity, but remains nimble. Drink now through 2017.” –HS
91 points, 2008 Dumas Station Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: “Dark and spicy, brooding with black cherry, black raspberry, black tea and licorice flavors, gliding smoothly into the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2018.” –HS
-October, 2012

SEATTLE MET MAGAZINE
Wine Blends Catch on in Washington” features our 2009 Cow Catcher Red. Written by Sean Sullivan of the Washington Wine Report, “…These recommended Washington blends will get you drinking New World wine in the Old World style.” We’ll drink to that, Sean. Cheers!
-July 2012

WINE PRESS NORTHWEST MAGAZINE
First Place (tie) in annual Syrah issue: “It’s a big wine with aromas of cured meats, porcini mushrooms, blackberries and blueberries, followed by plush flavors of boysenberries and Marionberries. The ripe fruit is integrated with mild oak and approachable tannins. It’s hedonistic on the lengthy finish.”
-March, 2012

SEATTLE WINE AWARDS
Double Gold, 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Double Gold, 2007 Minnick Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
We are very excited that both of our Cabernets won double gold medals–the highest medal given at the Seattle Wine Awards.
-June, 2011

THE WINE SPECTATOR
90 points , Dumas Station Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2007
“Medium-bodied, delivering pretty red berry and red plum fruit that plays against chewy tannins and hints of cedar and mocha, followed by a persistent finish. Best from 2012 through 2017.” -H.S.
This is the third year in a row that our estate Cabernet has scored 90+ points in the Wine Spectator!
-April, 2011

SEATTLE MAGAZINE
Our 2007 Cow Catcher Red was rated Best Red Bordeaux-Style Blend Under $20 in the Best of Washington Wines of 2011 magazine.
-April 2011

WINE PRESS NORTHWEST
Platinum, Dumas Station Wines 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley: “Winemaker and vineyard manager Jay DeWitt planted the grapes for Dumas Station’s estate Minnick Hills Vineyard in the northern Walla Walla Valley in 1999. Those vines are paying off with superb wines, including this intriguing Cabernet Sauvignon. It opens with aromas of olives, chocolate, sweet herbs, black cherries and vanilla, followed by beautifully integrated flavors of opulent dark fruit backed with velvety, fine-grained tannins. Won double gold at the Seattle Wine Awards.”
From their annual Platinum awards.
-December, 2011