2006 Boomtown Syrah
I discovered Boomtown Syrah last year, based on the recommendation of a local wine merchant down the street. She was spot on. Before leaving the country, I just had to pick up a bottle of 2006 Boomtown Syrah. I wanted to make sure it is as good as remembered.
Boomtown is made by Dusted Valley Vintners in the Walla Walla valley. I left the wine open before drinking, let's say at least an hour.
This is a dark wine, of course, it is a Washington Syrah. It had an inky purple color. On the nose, rich aromas, slightly sweet, with dark, earthy fruit, and some tarragon. It had a good mouth feel, quite silky, with intense flavors and I detected a note of mushroom and some tar just underneath, ending with a blackberry/raspberry finish. For me, this wine screams Washington Syrah. Yummy. I really enjoyed it and so did my friends.
note: This wine was just as good on day two.
I found Boomtown Syrah to be balanced, with just the right amount of acidity. It has many of the best qualities I seek in a Syrah. Boomtown is a new label for an existing winery in the Walla Walla valley, Dusted Valley Vintners. A great value at $13.99 locally. Go buy some.