Heading to Boomtown

When weeks are feeling WAY too long, you just need to take pause with pizza, self-care, and a terrible show (like Married at First Sight). Luckily, I had a bottle of Boomtown Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 to keep me company.

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In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left their corporate jobs and moved to Walla Walla to fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. With a whole lotta love and Washington State grapes, they created Dusted Valley and Boomtown.

Chad and Corey work with the vineyard managers from McNary Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and Two Gun Vineyard in the Ancient Lakes AVA to control and guide the process at every step – from vineyard to bottle.

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The Cabernet Sauvignon was deep ruby with a hint of purple. It had a stong dark fruit nose, with plum, cherry, and blackberry jam. Dark fruit traveled to palate with slight vanilla and cocoa, and it was dry with nice tannins. It was smoother than Napa Cabs, but had a delightful flavor.

At roughly 20,000 cases, Boomtown is available through fine restaurants and wine retailers throughout the country with current offerings including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and a Red Blend. I found it at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits for $15.99.

This wine was part of ABC’s proprietary wines, called Sourced & Certified. They are a collection of wines ABC buys directly from the maker at a lower price with the purpose of saving money. Every bottle is sourced and certified by their team of experts.

Save $10 on your purchase of $40 or more on Sourced & Certified wine with promo code ALEXA20. Offer valid on Sourced & Certified wine 750mL, 1L, 1.5L, 1.75L and sets only. Offer excludes beer and cider.

Note to Guest: To redeem this offer online, visit abcfws.com and use promo code ALEXA20 at checkout. This offer may be combined with the ABC Rewards $10 off $100+ wine discount if the wine total is more than $100 before tax and after all discounts are applied. If more than one coupon is used in a transaction, the criteria for each offer must be met individually. This offer may be used once during the promotional period ending May 31, 2019.

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