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2010 Dunham Cellars Riesling – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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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.

Technical Data: 

  • 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.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%