Trey Marie is another project of the tireless Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars, a rising star in the Walla Walla Valley. This blended red is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and most of the fruit comes from the Pepper Bridge vineyard in Walla Walla. It has a fine nose with cassis and dark berry fruit, firm tannins and a Bordeaux-like mouthfeel. Despite the predominance of Merlot, it is a firm wine with nuances of lead pencil, tobacco and cedar.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.