Dunham Cellars Shirley Mays Chardonnay
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Shirley Mays Chardonnay is all estate grown.
- It is produced in the Columbia Valley of Walla Walla, WA.
- 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: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: It’s fruit comes from the Kenny Hill Estate Vineyard and the Lewis Estate Vineyard. It is aged in 33% new French, 4% new American, 63% neutral oak.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of Meyer lemon, citrus blossom, peach and apricot. Tropical flavors of pineapple and mango mingle with a touch of buttery richness while its bright acidity provides energy and freshness throughout the finish.
2018 – 90 James Suckling
2016 – 92 James Suckling
2014 – 90 Wine Spectator
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.