Allen Meadows 2010

2010 Volnay "Carelle Sous la Chapelle": With a discreet touch of wood, this wine presents earthy dark berry fruit aromas that are nuanced and clearly ripe. It demonstrates good richness and reasonably mature structural elements. The moderately intense flavors are lightly mineral-inflected, showing a dusty and notably firm finish of moderate complexity. Overall, this wine is undeniably attractive without being especially deep at this point. Score: 90 points.

2010 Volnay "Clos de la Chapelle": Also notably earthy, this wine is more elegant with less, if any, visible wood treatment. The perfumed and cool red berry fruit nose carries a lovely refinement. The vibrant, intense flavors are mineral-infused with fine detail and plenty of punch on the lingering finish. This wine is sophisticated but not delicate, capturing the essential character of Volnay. Score: 91 points.

2010 Pommard "Les Chanlins": Soft wood is subtly present in the background, avoiding impairment to the transparency of the relatively high-toned red pinot fruit, stone, and earth-suffused nose. The wine exhibits fine detail in the rich, powerful, and solidly well-concentrated flavors, showcasing excellent verve and depth. The linear, balanced, and impressively persistent finish underscores its status as a classic Pommard worth considering. Score: 92 points.