2019 Goldeneye Ten Degrees Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
In 1997, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes, a modest seven tons of estate fruit, yielding 375 cases of wine. After a decade of research, planning and experimentation, Goldeneye's inaugural vintage was announced in March, 2000. By focusing on the careful cultivation of its estate vineyards, Goldeneye has been able to grow, while remaining true to its philosophy of being a small, quality-driven winery.
The Goldeneye 10 Degree Pinot Noir expresses one of the finest wines from Anderson Valley and the Duckhorn Portfolio. Beautifully complex and so alluring, from the beautiful ruby color to the gorgeous aromas, this remarkable wine embodies the majesty of the Anderson Valley. Out of the glass the wine offers lovely aromas of baked cherry and blackberry, white pepper, and sweet baking spices, as well as hints of anise. On the palate, this is when you realize that this is a serious pinot, with luxurious fruits that are framed by silky, plush tannins and bright, acidity that is completely integrated. On the finish there are subtle layers of earthiness and minerality that emerge to create a lush, long, and sophisticated finish that all comes together. I can’t remember a more enjoyable Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley.
By Perry Miroballi