The 2010 Meredith Mitchell designate is less ripe and more acidic than the richly flavored 2009. It carries a whiff of volatility that grows more noticeable after being open for 24 hours. Its modest cherry fruit is set against balanced tannins.
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.