2010 DaMa Chardonnay – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: https://damawines.com

DaMa Wines, located in Walla Walla Washington, combines the efforts of Dawn Kammer and  Mary Derby who have done a great job of turning this relatively new winery into quite the buzz. This chardonnay, sourced from the Columbia Valley is a solid one that’ll do proud many lighter-fare dishes.

Technical Data: 

  • Region: Columbia Valley
  • Vineyards: Sagemoor and Conner Lee
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.9%
  • Retail Price: $21.00

Nose: Fresh melon, citrus, honeysuckle, orange, elderberry bloom and peach flesh.

Taste: Good mix of orange and apricot notes that also incorporate flavors of honeydew melon and fresh flowers. Good fruit and acids on the mid palate help keep the wine from feeling flabby, however I would like to see the wine feel a bit more “rounded” as it transitions from the mid palate to the finish. Overall a good effort that’d make a great table wine for a lot of dishes.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%