Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: 100-91

By on December 26, 2013

96. Dunham Cellars 2010 XVI Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45

dunham-cabWinemakers Eric Dunham and Daniel Wampfler brought in grapes from four esteemed vineyards: Lewis, The Benches, Phinny Hill and Frenchtown. Black cherry, leather, pipe tobacco and cedar aromas direct the taster to sit back and enjoy a sip of this. On the palate, it shows off more cherries first, then huckleberries, then blueberries with a dollop of dark chocolate leading to sweet, refined tannins. Next, take the glass to the grill for a hearty steak or sit down with another glass while the prime rib finishes roasting.

Production: 1,459 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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