The 2010 growing season began unusually late with a very cool spring leading to a late bud break, even in the normally warm Red Mountain. The summer was unusually cool with clouds and higher humidity through all of June. Summer began in July and ran through September, which allowed for full maturity of the grapes slowly over a relatively long growing season. 2010 set the record in recorded history for the coolest growing season and will further prove why Red Mountain is the premier growing region for red grapes in Washington State verses the other growing areas. The resulting 2010 wines from Red Mountain show huge structure and complexity with restrained power and could be some of the very best ever produced from Red Mountain. Be very patient with this vintage, the wines will have very long aging potential and will reward those who cellar.
Best to Drink: 2017 to 2035