2010 2010 Chester-Kidder
- Winemaker Gilles Nicault
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Varietal Cabernet/Syrah Blend
The 2010 Chester-Kidder is a smoking blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Pure, voluptuous and rich, with fantastic blackberry fruit, crushed rock-like minerality, lead pencil and graphite, it's a serious, age-worthy red that will evolve graceful for 10 to 12 years or more.
Deep ruby-red. Aromas of dark berries, graphite and sexy oak lifted by violet and licorice notes reminded me a bit of Napa Valley. Supple, broad and attractively gentle, conveying an impression of superb breadth without any excess weight. The flavors of black cherry, cassis and flowers carry through on the long finish, which features very fine tannins and excellent length.