Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2014 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $19

By on December 21, 2016

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 highest rating. And fortunately, they’ve nearly tripled production since 2011. Their agreement with Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., allows for Boomtown wines to be distributed in all 50 states, Ontario and Quebec.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,060 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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