Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2014 Syrah

December 23, 2016 

Appellation: Columbia Valley

One of Washington state’s most consistently outstanding examples of Syrah — regardless of the price — is Boomtown by Dusted Valley Vintners. This latest release marked the debut vintage of Griffin Frey, whose oversight for brothers-in-law Corey Braunel and Chad Johnson involves the continued collaboration on this brand with Wahluke Wine Company. Gorgeous aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sweet oak include complex touches of earth, straw and bramble. It’s downright yummy, leading with flavors of Triple Berry Pie. Pomegranate acidity stays just ahead of the black currant skin tannins, providing delicious balance and revealing itself as a cool-climate Syrah. This is the fourth consecutive vintage for the Boomtown Syrah merited our top rating. And fortunately, they’ve nearly tripled production since 2011. Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (13.9% alc.)

Price: $19

Cases produced: 3,060

Food pairings: These Walla Walla boys from Wisconsin suggest serving Boomtown Syrah alongside smoked and slightly charred barbecued fare as well as with lamb, venison and wild birds.

Dusted Valley’s agreement with Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., allows for Boomtown wines to be distributed in all 50 states, Ontario and Quebec.

1248 Old Milton Highway, Walla Walla, 509-525-1337, www.dustedvalley.com/boomtown-dusted-valley/.

-- Great Northwest Wine

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