2019 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard - Ridgetop
Located just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Anderson Valley, The Narrows is a historic mountain ranch that produces Pinot Noirs with wild rustic beauty and natural intensity. Made from more youthful Pinot Noir plantings grown on a wind-buffed ridgetop, this limited-production bottlings displays beautiful energy, elegant perfumed aromas and alluring flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, black tea, minerality and spice.
The ridgetop vines of The Narrows have yielded a profoundly complex and distinctive Pinot Noir with aromas of cedar bark, forest floor, fennel, black currants, red plum and sarsaparilla. On the palate, this wine bursts with bright acidity and flavors of Bing cherry and summer berries, with savory undertones and hints of earth and clove emerging throughout the long, supple finish.
The 2019 Anderson Valley growing season produced one of the most exceptional vintages in Goldeneye’s three-decade history. A dry winter and cool, wet spring delayed budbreak until the first week of April. This was followed by ideal temperate weather in late spring and summer, which ensured an excellent fruit set and veraison, as well as a long, measured growing season. After harvesting our first blocks of Pinot Noir on September 4th, the temperate weather continued into the autumn months, allowing us to pick every block at ideal phenological ripeness, with harvest concluding on October 15th. The length and quality of the growing season ensured that we had numerous beautiful lots to choose from when blending, resulting in wines with vibrant aromatics, bold textures and wonderful complexity and richness.
The Narrows Vineyard
0.52 g/100 ml
Aged in French oak for 16 months
Used a mixture of whole cluster/destemmed fruit and native/inoculated ferments, all punched down twice daily in small 3-ton open top tanks for an average of 14 days.