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2017 Dunham Cellars Trutina

ITEM 8388160 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8432900 1 $20 Sep 11, 2022
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RATINGS

92James Suckling

An opulent, pretty red with dark-chocolate, blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, round and soft tannins that are nicely integrated and a long, flavorful finish.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of cassis and black cherry fruits interwoven with notes of crushed flowers, white chocolate, and lead pencil. Medium-bodied, seamless and elegant on the palate...wonderfully polished and balanced...

90Wine Spectator

Supple and elegantly structured, with expressive black cherry, tobacco and dusky spice flavors that build tension toward medium-grained tannins.

PRODUCER

Dunham Cellars

Dunham Cellars was founded by Mike and Joanne Dunham in Walla Walla in the early 1990s. The first commercial vintage was a 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon. Dunham owns interests in Washington vineyards and sources grapes from several Washington appellations. Dunham is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, but it also produces Syrah, Chardonnay, Riesling and blends. It remains a family-owned winery.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.