The 2011 and 2012 Chardonnays from DaMa are a study in contrasts, showing how very different the vintages were. Both come from Sagemoor and Conner Lee grapes, but in 2012 the wine has more floral highlights, and a vertical crispness to its structure. Flavors of anise, green apple and pear are wound up in the tight…— P.G.
This wine is a rarity for Washington in a number of ways. It’s 100% varietal, comes from Golden Ridge Vineyard, and saw just 20% new French oak. It offers appealing, luscious raspberry compote and herb aromas and flavors backed by lightly grainy tannins.— S.S.
This spicy, elegant take on Syrah will reward your attention. Boysenberry and other purple/black fruits are expressed both aromatically and on the palate, with light touches of vanilla. The overall impression is of a pretty, structured, textural wine, with excellent length and balance.— P.G.
Ash Hollow vineyard is the fruit source for this herbal, cool-site Syrah. If you like peppery herbs, along with tart raspberry fruit, this is for you. Great purity and concentration keeps this wine alive in the mouth through a long finish.— P.G.
Sagemoor and Conner Lee grapes go into this soft, plush, totally drinkable Chardonnay. Pretty fruit flavors of banana, apple and pear mingle seamlessly, and the wine has both balance and texture to spare. Drink it now for its poise and freshness.— P.G.
As in 2009, this is a GSM blend from a single vineyard, Lonesome Springs. The fruit is fresh and bright, a pleasing mix of strawberry, blueberry and cherry, dusted lightly with peppery spice, aromatic and drinking beautifully.— P.G.
A switch of vineyard sources—to Sagemoor and Conner Lee—has led to the best Chardonnay yet from DaMa. Rich, full and fleshy, this is a riot of stone fruits. In the mouth it’s smooth and luscious, with a pleasing, textural finish.— P.G.
The Cowgirl Cab, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is DaMa’s most popular offering. Loaded with bright, brambly berry fruits, licorice and loam, it’s notable also for smooth, silky tannins.— P.G.