Intoxicating aromas of cinnamon, dried flowers, baking spices, and blackberry puree. Not as immediately sexy and appealing as the voluptuous 2009 but exhibiting all of the same charactersitics of Figgins Estate Vineyard with more classic structured backbone and long term attractiveness.. This vintage shows amazing purity of fruit and aromatics, balanced by the structure and acidity of a cool vintage, with an immaculate finish to both the weather and the wine.
"On another level, the 2010 Estate Red Wine is something to behold! A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon – yet with smaller portions of Merlot and Petit Verdot – aged in 75% new and 25% 1-year-old French oak barrels for 20 months, it has a decidedly dark fruit profile with Pauillac-like aromas of black raspberry, creme de cassis, coffee bean, graphite, mineral and toasted bread all emerging from the glass. Deep, rich and layered, with a full-bodied, concentrated and structured feel on the palate, it fleshes out beautifully with air and is up there with the creme de la creme of the vintage and region. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age (or more) and will have 20-25 years of evolution. Drink 2016-2035. Coming from an estate vineyard that’s located on the eastern edge of the Walla Walla Valley, off of Mill Creek Road and at an elevation of roughly 1,750 feet, these wines are made by Chris Figgins (of Leonetti) and show classic profiles. As the score suggests, this is one producer not to miss!"
The Wine Advocate
Earth & Spicy
Although still young, Figgins Estate red wine 2010 shows great promise. One of the few Washington wines with a full nose, the wine requires an hour or more to unwind. Pairs nicely with steak or full-flavored meal. Compares well against excellent Napa wines or mature vintage.