Dunham Cellars Three Legged Red
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Three Legged Red has a touching story behind it and makes for a great table wine.
- It is produced in the Washington State.
- 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: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah
Elaboration: Each year, Dunham Cellars blends a portion of its wines into this red table wine. Featuring fruit from their estate vineyards and using the same barrels in which they age their finest Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. They maintain the consistent high quality of their top wines, while creating an great everyday wine that is price-friendly.
Port’s Story: It was a sunny summer day when I first met Port. Outside I heard the distinct sound of an animal in distress. It took only moments to realize what was happening across the field from my house – a young puppy had fallen into harm’s way and was being attacked by another dog. I ran to the scene, broke up the fight and found that the puppy was very badly injured. Instinctively, I wrapped him up and took him to the veterinarian, and although the puppy had lost a leg, he had found a home. With only three legs, and two on the port side, I named him Port, and he was my best friend.
– Eric Dunham, Founding Winemaker
Tasting Notes: A perfect everyday wine!
2018 – 91 Wine Enthusiast
2016 – 90 Wine Spectator – Smart Buy
2014 – 90 Wine Enthusiast – Editors Choice
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.