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2009 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard Hillside

2009 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard Hillside

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This wine offers the wild, blue fruit flavors that are signatures of the vineyard, this bottling spotlights the robust structure and age-worthy tannins of grapes grown on the exposed, washed-rock soils of Gowan Creek’s steep hillside sections.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
100% Pinot Noir COOPERAGE 100% French oak, 70% New, 30% Second Vintage Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests Barrel Aging: 16 Months
Winemaker Notes
With a bouquet filled with aromas of black cherry, licorice, lilac, fennel and savory earth tones redolent of pencil lead, this wine displays its robust hillside roots. On the palate, a wild berry and cherry cola entry leads to a plush, expansive mid-palate framed by supple, yet age-worthy tannins and a streak of bright acidity. Enticing hints of strawberry, sweet oak, spice and cinnamon candy add depth to a complex and lingering finish.
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.
Other Notes
Released: September 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Gowan Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 10 – October 8, 2009
25° Brix
0.51 g/100 ml titratable acidity
16 Months
Bottling Date
January 2011
Alcohol %

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