Dunham Cellars Syrah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- 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% Syrah
Elaboration: It’s fruit comes from the Lewis Estate Vineyard and some of the fruit is sourced from Phinny Hill & Kenny Hill Estate. It is aged in 20% new French oak, 20% new American oak, 60% neutral oak.
Tasting Notes: This beautifully aromatic vintage opens with enticing hints of dark fruit, sweet tobacco, seared meat and baking spices. A velvety entry on the palate yields notable flavors of blackberry jam and star anise. Full-bodied with a deliciously lengthy and savory mouth-coating finish, this one has a high YUM factor!
2018 – 91 Wine Enthusiast | 91 Jeb Dunnuck | 93 James Suckling
2016 – 94 Jeb Dunnuck | 93 James Suckling
2015 – 90 Wine Spectator | 93 Jeb Dunnuck | 90 Stephen Tanzer
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.