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By on August 2, 2015

Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2013 Syrah, Washington, $19

Boomtown by Dusted Valley-2013-Syrah BottleAs Dusted Valley Vintners continues to grow this brand, the Wisconsin boys haven’t compromised on quality, especially with Syrah as this low-oak wine merits our top rating for the third straight vintage. There’s complexity in the nose of bursting blueberries, fresh plums and blackberry sauce with notes of alder-smoked bacon, cherry pipe tobacco and leather. The structure is stunning as it opens with rich flavors of plum jam and leads into dusty Marionberries and cherry juice, creating a succulent midpalate. Sublime tannins steer this toward a lighter approach, which carries into a rounded finish of chocolate. These screwcap wines are distributed nationwide to grocers, wine merchants and restaurants as production has increased nearly five-fold since the 2011 vintage.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 5,048 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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