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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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”