Dusted Valley Vintners

We had the opportunity to taste wines from Dusted Valley Vintners at Washington Wine Highway, and chat with one of the owners, Chad Johnson, too. This Walla Walla winery offers good wine and fun people. And their wine club is called Stained Tooth Society. Say no more!

Actually I will! We really enjoyed Dusted Valley’s Walla Walla Syrah 2006. The tasting notes on their Web site explains: “This is Walla Walla Valley Syrah.  The Walla Walla Syrah is earthy, gamey without the big rustic tannins.  It is a absolute favorite of ours.  The rustic nose of the outdoors meets the sexy elegance of the tango dancer.”

Rustic yet sexy. I couldn’t phrase it better myself.

Dusted Valley also is proud of their new entry wine called Boomtown. The name reflects Washington State’s booming wine industry. And the Boomtown releases include a chard, pinot gris, cab, merlot and a syrah.

We tasted the 2006 Syrah at Washington Wine Highway, and agree with the designation by Wine & Spirits Magazine which gave the 2006 Boomtown Syrah 90 points and named it in the top 100 value wines of 2008.

We will definitely stop by to see Chad and the gang at Dusted Valley Vintners the next time we visit Walla Walla!


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Margot started writing about wine decades ago as a national journalist in Canada and the U.S. She and Dave created this website in 2007. Originally, the website introduced people to wines in Washington state, the second-largest wine region in the U.S. But over the years, the site expanded to feature other wine regions in the U.S., Canada, and in the world. If you like to read about standout wine and winery stories, then Write for Wine is for you.