By Kori ~ September 8th, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™s selection, the 2009 Boomtown Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Boomtown is the entry-level value brand produced by Dusted Valley Vintners. Dusted Valley Vintners, located in Walla Walla, Washington, was founded in 2003 by brothers-in-law Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel who are co-owners and co-winemakers. Both Chad and Corey are originally from Wisconsin and are proud cheese-heads. In fact, they bring a bit of Wisconsin to Dusted Valley by using barrels made from Wisconsin oak to age their wines. They also have a tasting room in Woodinville near the Hollywood Schoolhouse for those on the west side of the mountains who cannot make frequent trips to Walla Walla.
â€œYouâ€™ve heard â€˜Cab is King!â€™ and with this wine we â€˜followed suit.â€™ This wine delivers loads of cabernet charisma, a sense of place and worldly balance.â€ â€“Boomtown
2009 Boomtown Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State): 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Dark purplish red. Aromatic with black currant, black cherry, oak, smoke, and licorice on both the nose and palate. Medium to full-bodied with medium, dry tannins, and a long, smooth finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: QFC (Seattle, Washington), $14.99; Available elsewhere, $13 to $15
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25