2009 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

2009 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

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Reflecting the Mendocino Coast’s unique marine influences, sites and soils, the grapes create sublime and sophisticated Pinot Noir in the 2009 vintage.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Pinot Noir Cooperage 100% French oak Burgundy-style barrels (228 liters) 70% New Oak, 30% Second Vintage Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
Winemaker Notes
Terroir-inspired aromas of pennyroyal and sassafras shine through on the nose, alongside notes of plum, hard cherry candy, clove, nutmeg and earth. The entry is round and silky, offering a broad spectrum of berry flavors, ranging from dark red fruit to blueberries and blackberries, all supported by posh oak and undertones of tobacco, leather and earth. An excellent tannin structure adds to the appealing texture of this wine and leads to a finish supported by refreshing acidity.
Production
The 2009 harvest began at a measured pace in our Confluence and Gowan Creek vineyards, before the arrival of a ten-day heat wave. This heat wave was beneficial for two main reasons. Not only did it push the fruit in the warmer end of our valley to perfect ripeness, it allowed the vineyards in the colder “deep end” to catch up from a cool growing season. Just as important, the heat was followed by an extended cool-down, which essentially “held” the fruit in perfect balance as we picked block by block to garner the best wines.
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Released: March 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Harvest Date
September 10 – October 22, 2009
Sugar
25.0? Brix
Acid
0.47 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.75
Aging
16 months
Bottling Date
January 2011
Alcohol %
14.5
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(Sep 28, 2012 at 4:31 PM)
Explosive Pinot perfume leaps from glass unlike anything I've experienced. Sweet complex tree fruits with long lingering smooth creamy finish turning to forest floor. Outstanding, glad my wife isn't home yet.

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(Oct 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM)
Supple cherry fruit interwoven with aromatic woods, earthy peat and deep spices. Wonderfully complex, with each sip revealing new threads in the fabric: dried orange peel, redwood, bay, juniper berry, oak, soil, cedar, nutmeg. Oh so well-integrated and balanced with fruit and savory elements coming together as one, inseparable and indistinguishable -- neither dominates, neither recedes. Medium bodied and softly textured offering a slight tooth. An excellent wine.

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