2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Vin Gris of Pinot Noir
Aged briefly in stainless steel tanks to further preserve its natural qualities, this wine is best served cold and is a wonderful accompaniment to a variety of foods.
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir
This wine is lush and light, balancing vibrant berry elements, with citrus notes and bright acidity. The aromas are filled with layers of fresh fruit and floral notes, with abundant raspberry, ripe melon, strawberry, rose petal and hints of cranberry. The aromatics are echoed on the palate, along with additional flavors of citrus and red plum, all supported by crisp acidity.
The season began with a wet winter and spring. Despite the rain, and cool temperatures that lasted into summer, we saw very little shatter. In the vineyards, we adjusted farming practices to compensate for the weather, with extra leaf pulling and vineyard-floor cultivation. The crop required little-to-no irrigation, as the flourishing vines were not stressed by significant heat events. We enjoyed an ideal dose of hot weather in late August that allowed the vines to focus on ripening. Harvest began on September 14, and we picked our Estate vineyards block by block. The majority of the grapes came in at slightly lower Brix, contributing to intense, structured and perfectly balanced wines.
Released: May 2011
Vin Gris of Pinot Noir
September 14 – October 26, 2010
0.57 g/100 ml titratable acidity