Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2016 Chardonnay, Washington, $19

By on January 27, 2018

Dusted Valley’s team has grown its Boomtown project to 20,000 cases, keyed by its relationship with Wahluke Wine Co., and Chardonnay ranks as the smallest production in their lineup of five standalone varieties. They haven’t strayed from their winning formula of 59% barrel fermented in neutral oak, which went through full malolactic fermentation and bâtonnage for four months. That combination with the 41% stainless steel fermentation creates complexity, opening with aromas of pear, lemon curd, crushed banana, butterscotch and light toast. There’s mouthwatering acidity among the flavors of starfruit, fresh lemon, mango and lime pulp, making it an easy drinker and great match for spicy seafood dishes.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 275 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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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