About This Wine
The letter “W” comes up often when telling the tale of Dusted Valley Vintners.
The winery is based in Walla Walla, one of the top areas for growing winegrapes in the state of Washington. But the estate wasn’t founded by native sons. It’s the combined effort of two families — the Johnsons and the Braunels — from the state of Wisconsin.
As Corey Braunel explains the move from America’s Dairyland to one of the Pacific Northwest’s capitals of quality winegrowing: “Hey, we’re just a bunch of farm-raised Wisconsin cheese-heads, and what goes well with cheese? Wine. It’s all about the wine.”
Dusted Valley Vintners’ Boomtown label pays homage to the Roaring Twenties, a decade that embodied the spirit of American progress. Jazz. Art Deco. Women’s rights. It was a decade that put the spotlight on American ingenuity, and that spirit is captured in the Boomtown Merlot, a delicious cuvee that brings another “W” word to mind: wonderful.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Washington State
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Plum, Vanilla & Eucalyptus
- Aging Vessels:French, American and Hungarian Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionduck, or a roast beef sandwich.
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