Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon XVI 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Pomegranate, rich cherry and dried currants linger with bold but finely finessed tannins. A merry merger with blackberry cobbler, cassis and a hint of ripe Friar Plum makes a great wine that is even better over the next 10-14 years.
Wine Enthusiast - "The sixteenth edition of Dunham’s benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon bears a strong scent of new oak–it’s aged in 70% French and 30% American. The wood is dominant, which is not surprising in a wine built for long term aging. Given plenty of time to breathe, bright red fruits, citrusy acids and a lovely mix of toast, caramel and clove accents emerge. Cellar Selection."
Dunham Cellars Winery
A family-owned winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. We established our winery in 1995 and have been producing ultra-premium, handcrafted wines since that time.
Dunham Cellars strives to source the finest grapes from renowned vineyards in the state of Washington. We partner with our growers to ensure the fruit is of the highest quality. It is our commitment and the combination of climate, soil and geography that allows us to create ultra-premium wines for our customers. View all Dunham Cellars Wines
About Columbia ValleyView a map of Columbia Valley wineries
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which helps the vines survive the harsh winters.
Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
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Washington State is exploding onto the world’s wine scene. The second largest wine-producing region in the United States, the number of wineries has more than doubled in the past decade to more than 900 today. The great majority of the state’s 50,000+ acres of vineyards are grown on the east side of the Cascade mountains, where they enjoy 300+ days of sunshine a year, well-draining soils and a diurnal shift ideal for wine grapes.
Washington is not defined by a single grape variety, with nearly 70 varieties to explore. Out of these, the top five are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah. Winemakers and grape growers are driven by a pioneering spirit, and aren’t afraid to experiment with new techniques in an ever-growing quest to make world-class wine. With a state-of-the-art research program, near-perfect growing conditions and the possibility for exponential growth – Washington State is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.
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