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 Vintage2002 Label 1 of 7 
ProducerDunham Cellars (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
VineyardLewis Vineyard
SubRegionColumbia Valley
AppellationColumbia Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2014 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.9 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Jaykid007 on 5/11/2015 & rated 97 points: Wow. Such a delicious wine. All the notes have people tasting in 2008 and 2010. Try tasting it now in 2015. It is so amazing. I wish I could share it with you all but know if you find one, you will be amazed. So smooth and has a lot of fruit. Well balanced and not high alcohol. This is my style 100% (171 views)
 Tasted by jcbrand on 5/15/2010 & rated 90 points: The fruit is definitely slipping away from this wine. It's interesting to have tried it in 2008 where it was more put together than now, I enjoyed the 2008 version a little better. There was a subtle petrol funkiness with this wine that got better with air time but never completely went away. Besides that, this wine has great balance, not a huge wine, but balanced. If you can call a wine pretty, this would be a pretty wine. (2135 views)
 Tasted by BigGer on 1/28/2010 & rated 94 points: Drinking super right now. Lots of blue fruit softened around a peaty core. Good finish with notes of candle wax and fireplace ash. It's tempting to save this artist series bottle unopened, but resist. What's inside is even better than what's on the outside. (2261 views)
 Tasted by GA_Seattle on 11/21/2008 & rated 93 points: Dark chocolate and tart berry fragrances. Wine fills the palate with a wonderful mix of red and black fruits, vanilla, allspice, pepper and cocoa. Has an elegant richness and depth of flavor with a finish that evolves for 20sec. This wine is built to age, try again in 2010 - can we get more? (1989 views)
 Tasted by Margoday on 6/22/2008 & rated 92 points: Decanted for appx one hour ... wine opened up while drinking. This wine is very well balanced and structured, with cherry and blueberry on the nose, with hints of blackberry as well during sipping. On the palate, the wine was silky and smooth.

We served it with a white Chinook salmon, baked w/olive oil on a bed of kosher salt, roasted peppers and zucchini marinated in garlic, wine vinegar and olive oil, and a classic ceasar salad. The wine complimented the food quite well, and stood well on it's own. A feast! (2297 views)

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Washington Wine
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting this region's unique characteristics. Their hand-crafted wines are receiving wide acclaim from critics regionally, nationally and internationally for their consistently high quality. Many of them have received scores of 90 and above from the major wine media. Overall this is a higher percentage than other leading wine regions.

As the state's fourth largest fruit crop, the Washington wine industry is an important contributor to the long-term preservation of Washington agriculture. The industry is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and conservation of water resources.
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

State Facts
Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

Columbia Valley

Columbia Cascade Winery Association

The Columbia Valley AVA lies mostly in Washington state, with a small section in Oregon. The Cascade Range forms its western boundary with the Palouse regions bordering the area to the east. To the north, the Okanogan National Forest forms a border with the AVA and Canada. It encompasses the valleys formed by the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Walla Walla River, the Snake River, and the Yakima River. The Columbia valley stretches between the 46th parallel and 47th parallel which puts it in line with the well known French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. The northern latitude gives the areas two more hours of additional daylight during the summer growing season than wine regions of California receive. The volcanic and sandy loam soil of the valley offers good drainage and is poor in nutrients, ideal in forcing the vine to concentrate its resources into the grape clusters.

Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley Winery Association

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