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Dunham Trutina Columbia Valley 2018

$29

Well-structured and tightly focused yet generous, with blackberry, tapenade and savory anise tones that finish with refined tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2028. 7,686 cases made.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 15, 2021

Summary

Primary Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Other Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec

Region

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$29

Dunham Trutina Columbia Valley 2018

Well-structured and tightly focused yet generous, with blackberry, tapenade and savory anise tones that finish with refined tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2028. 7,686 cases made.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 15, 2021

Summary

Primary Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

Other Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec

Other Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec

Region

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