Dunham Cellars Trutina
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Trutina is another classic vintage of Dunham Cellars flagship homage to the Bordeaux varieties.
- 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: 48% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Elaboration: It’s fruit comes from the Kenny Hill Estate Vineyard and the Lewis Estate Vineyard. Some of the fruit is sourced from Yellow Bird, Double Canyon, Tokar, James, and Weinbau vineyards. It is aged in 20% new French oak, 5% new American oak, 9% 2nd fill oak, 66% neutral.
Tasting Notes: Trutina opens with gorgeous aromas of dark cherry, plum, star anise and tobacco leaf. On the palate, dark fruit flavors mingle effortlessly with notes of dried apricot and espresso. Elegant, polished tannins carry the wine through a velvety and delicious finish.
2019 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
2018 – 92 Wine Spectator | 91 Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice | 92 Jeb Dunnuck | 92 James Suckling
2017 – 90 Wine Spectator | 92 Jeb Dunnuck | 92 James Suckling
2016 – 90 Wine Spectator | 92 James Suckling
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.