The 2010 draws you in with rich aromas of black mulberry, blueberry, black currant, with a subtle note of cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven. Layered flavors of blueberry, cassis, coffee bean, dark chocolate, with a sultry smokiness that seems to last forever. Drink now or cellar for future enjoyment; either way you will be pleased with the results.
The growing season was the coolest in memory, although some fruit was lost during two intense heat spikes in August. Temperatures dropped again; a mild Indian summer prompted seeds to ripen 2-3° Brix earlier than in warmer vintages, and forced a later, shortened harvest with lower yields. Flavors and tannins matured at these sugar levels too, allowing wines with lower alcohol that showcase the concentration, complexity and balance of a long, cool season.