The 2010 vintage brings a substantial boost in price for the Alchemist Pinot, along with a significant drop in alcohol. It still represents good value, with plenty of grip and depth. The strawberry fruit is entwined with an herbal note that suggests thistle, both in good proportion. An interesting bottle.
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.