Dunham Cellars

Columbia Valley Syrah

9.1134 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.6

Oak fest.

Oak fest.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Travis Morningstar

Really well-made wine. Too bad it's Jeff Dunham's wine!

Really well-made wine. Too bad it's Jeff Dunham's wine!

2 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2015
Frank Kuo

Color of deep beautiful purple, turning a bit light purple, gray, and blue on the rim. Nose of vanilla, cherry, dried strawberry, some cranberry, and juicy grapes. Taste is smooth and milky, vanilla flavors oriented, low almost non tannins. 2nd sip shows her dark fruits note, with some strawberry, dark cherry, deep skin grapes, some mineral also. Smooth and humble. Aftertaste is again very mild yet with right amount of flavors, good raisins, very gentle wine. Had a 2nd bottle 2 months later. The comments hold. In addition, I feel she has more than just mild flavors, full flavors in fact.

Color of deep beautiful purple, turning a bit light purple, gray, and blue on the rim. Nose of vanilla, cherry, dried strawberry, some cranberry, and juicy grapes. Taste is smooth and milky, vanilla flavors oriented, low almost non tannins. 2nd sip shows her dark fruits note, with some strawberry, dark cherry, deep skin grapes, some mineral also. Smooth and humble. Aftertaste is again very mild yet with right amount of flavors, good raisins, very gentle wine. Had a 2nd bottle 2 months later. The comments hold. In addition, I feel she has more than just mild flavors, full flavors in fact.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2019
Al Shikoh

Deep violet color. Blueberry, vanilla bean, and cocoa powder on the nose. Plush dark fruit up front on the palate with somewhat short but peppery finish. This is Syrah more in the fruity rather than feral style.

Deep violet color. Blueberry, vanilla bean, and cocoa powder on the nose. Plush dark fruit up front on the palate with somewhat short but peppery finish. This is Syrah more in the fruity rather than feral style.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2017
Mark Wong

Be sure to let it breathe. Preferably decant for an hour. Second glass opened up wonderfully. Great fruit and "creaminess" in the mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this Syrah. Wish I had bought a few more bottles.

Be sure to let it breathe. Preferably decant for an hour. Second glass opened up wonderfully. Great fruit and "creaminess" in the mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this Syrah. Wish I had bought a few more bottles.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2015
Colin Cahoon

Black cherry, cola, and oak with medium finish. Drank better after it opened up.

Black cherry, cola, and oak with medium finish. Drank better after it opened up.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Ashley Dubois

Seems a bit past it's prime

Seems a bit past it's prime

Dec 30th, 2014
Brandon Thomas

Such a shame... An incredible loss to the wine community.

Such a shame... An incredible loss to the wine community.

Oct 24th, 2014
Shawn Underwood

Stunning Syrah. Elegant, structured, mind-blowing

Stunning Syrah. Elegant, structured, mind-blowing

Feb 24th, 2014
Bobby Beasley

Great Syrah - favorite pick in Jan 20 Wine Club. Black Currant, Very Oaky. Palate taste matches the great bouquet

Great Syrah - favorite pick in Jan 20 Wine Club. Black Currant, Very Oaky. Palate taste matches the great bouquet

Jan 10th, 2021