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 2018 Boomtown red wines hail from McNary Vineyard, perched right along the mighty Columbia River in the Southeast corner of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Beautiful fruit and balance are the hallmarks of these wines.
The 2018 Merlot offers aromas of cherry hand pie, peppered pastrami, blueberry compote, and magnolia blossom with a chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, refreshing, medium-length leather, carob, black licorice, and firm plum finish with chewy tannins. A powerful, dry, chewy Merlot for rich meals; great for Cab-drinkers.