From the winery – “In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. Combining Washington State grapes with their rough and tumble know-how and a sizeable piece of their souls, the family created Dusted Valley and Boomtown. A nod to the Dusted Valley family’s unquenchable thirst for adventure, Boomtown is crafted for all of those unafraid to step out and leave their comfort zones. Boomtown by Dusted Valley allows the family the opportunity to share a fantastic Dusted Valley wine with a larger audience. Winegrowers, Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel, work with the vineyard managers from McNary Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and Two Gun Vineyard in the Ancient Lakes AVA to control and guide the process at each and every step – from vineyard to bottle.”
The Boomtown Chardonnay was made from grapes harvested from the Columbia Valley. It was fermented and aged in combination of neutral barrels and stainless steel tanks. The portion aged in barrel went through full malolactic fermentation and lees stirring. Stylistically it balances crisp apple freshness with subtle notes of toast.