By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.dunhamcellars.com
Dunham Cellars has been producing wines in Walla Walla since 1995 and as far was the Washington Wine industry goes, that’s a long time. Winemaker, Eric Dunham, started things off and handed over most of the wine-making duties to Dan Wampfler back in 2008.
- Vineyard: Lewis Estate Vineyard
- Varietal: 100% Riesling
- Cases Produced: 598
- Bottled: June 2, 2011
- Released: June 11, 2012
- Cooperage: 100% stainless steel fermented
- pH: 3.06
- T.A.: 10.7 g/L
- Sugar: Off dry (2.1%)
- Alcohol: 11.8%
- Price: $19.50
Nose: A nice, floral nose with hints of peaches, pears, honeysuckle and some green apple as well.
Taste: A very well-structured Riesling that does a brilliant job of showcasing the terroir of the Lewis Vineyard. The classic stone-fruit component is definitely here as are some tropical fruits of mango and kiwi. Good acidity, fruit and finish make for an easy pick for thai-food or even Thanksgiving dinner.