Dunham Cabernet Sauvignon

Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • It is produced in the Columbia Valley of Walla Walla, WA.
  • The Cabernet Sauvignon is Dunham Cellars flagship wine.
  • Their complete control of the winemaking process reflects their commitment to detail and quality.
  • This vineyard management is focused on sustainable growing practices and techniques.

Varietal Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

Elaboration:  It’s fruit comes from Kenny Hill Estate Vineyard, Double Canyon, Lewis Estate Vineyard, Southwind, Sagemoor, Tokar, and Yellow Bird Vineyards. The oak treatment is 47% new French, 8% new American and 45% neutral oak.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of cocoa, aged cedar and spice before revealing notes of blackcurrant, dried cranberry and plum. On the palate, robust red fruit shines through as freshly baked strawberries and raspberries are complemented by savory dried herbs. Showcasing serious depth and finesse, the supple tannins and fresh acidity extend the complex flavors along a wonderfully long finish.

PRESS

2017 – 92 Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice | 92 Jeb Dunnuck | 93 James Suckling

2016 – 90 Wine Spectator | 91 Wine Enthusiast | 93 Jeb Dunnuck | 90 Stephen Tanzer | 94 James Suckling

2015 – 92 Jeb Dunnuck | 90 Stephen Tanzer

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Family-owned and operated for more than 25 years, Dunham Cellars has become one of Walla Walla’s most trusted and celebrated wineries. Two estate vineyards, Kenny Hill and Lewis, allow complete control of the winemaking process, from the clonal selection and sustainable growing practices to the advanced technology and techniques in the cellar. Fruit is also sourced from renowned vineyards in the Walla Walla and Columbia Valley Appellations.

The skills of the grower and winemaker along with the quality of their vineyards, healthy soil, and superb climate allow Dunham Cellars to create wines of structure and balance and ensure that every bottle best expresses its varietal character and terroir.

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