About This Wine
The Washington wine world today is reminiscent of America’s “Roaring ’20s.”
In a word, since the 1990s, Washington wine has been booming, fueled by a generation of forward-thinking and risk-taking men and women who share a belief that world-class wine can be made from Washington-grown grapes.
It’s the same kind of spirit that existed in the U.S. during the 1920s, when traditional formality gave way to creative freedom. That shift opened the door to a more inspired America — jazz, Art Deco, women’s rights. It was a decade like no other before or since, a span of time that defined and ignited what came to be known as American ingenuity.
Dusted Valley Vintners’ Boomtown label pays homage to that time and that spirit, reflecting the modern “boom days” of Washington wine. The 2008 Boomtown Syrah is medium bodied, easy drinking and delicious — a collaboration between family farmers and a family winery that over-delivers in value.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:96% Syrah, 2.4% Mourvedre and 1.6% Barbera
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Washington State
- Aromas & Flavors:Vanilla Bean, Plum, Espresso, Black Cherry, Spice & Smoke
- Aging Vessels:Mostly French and Some American Oak Barrels (40% First Use)
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiongrilled lamb, or a juicy hamburger.
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