2010 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
Over the 7 years we've been making Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir we have learned two important things about this site. First, the flavors the terroir produces are unique to this specific plot of land, and second, we will almost always see a tiny crop of around 1 to 1.5 tons per acre. 2010 was a "summer that never happened" type of growing season, but predictably, the weather in September heated up and saved the vintage. We didn't pick the Graham Pinot until October 1, our latest vintage ever at Graham.
The 2010 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir shows the typical earthy, fruity nose we see at Graham, and has all the depth combined with finesse that the '07, '08 and '09 Grahams possessed. We predict the 2010 will reach its peak sometime between 2013 and 2017, but should hold nicely for a decade.