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Black Hills Estate

Past Vintages

All past vintages are sold out. For tasting notes, please click on the bottles below.

2010 Carmenere Tasting Notes

Bud Break: April 19, 2010
Veraison: August 12, 2010
Oak Regime: 60% French Oak, 40% American Oak
Barrel Age: 1/3 new barrel, 1/3 one year old, 1/3 two year old
Primary Coopers: Keystone, Radoux, Alain Fouquet
Harvest Date: October 27, 2010
Bottling Date: August 31, 2011
Alcohol:  12.5%

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β€œThe 2010 Carmenere impresses the nose right away, with aromas of eucalyptus, cherry, and nice white pepper with spicy & earthy notes. On the palate smooth, ripe tannins showcase avours of cherry chocolate and black current. This vintage has amazing complexity with nice acidity and a pleasing long nish. is would pair well will with braised short ribs or pasta.” 
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

β€œThe 2010 growing season was a challenging but rewarding one. It started off with a cooler and wetter than normal spring which delayed bud burst. A long, cool but dry summer showed steady growth in the vines and with careful leaf 
removal for sun exposure and precise reduction in crop levels, optimal ripeness of the fruit was achieved. With an extended fall and prolonged hang time, another great vintage was achieved.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower