2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 1.5L

2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 1.5L

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Reflecting the Mendocino Coast’s unique marine influences, sites and soils, these grapes create sublime and sophisticated Pinot Noir. To further enhance natural depth and complexity, winemaker Michael Fay selects only a small percentage of the finest fruit for each vintage before applying small-lot, artisanal winemaking techniques.

Wine Spectator
91

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Pinot Noir Cooperage 100% French oak Burgundy-style barrels (228 liters) 65% New Oak, 35% Second Vintage Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests Barrel Aging: 16 months
Winemaker Notes
The 2010 vintage of our flagship wine begins with inviting aromas of raspberry puree and fresh oatmeal cookies. The entry offers an intriguing hint of smoke and peppercorns that carry though to a mid-palate filled with silky tannins and cherry and raspberry flavors. On the finish, oak-inspired overtones of coffee and baking spice mingle with leather and fruit bringing this wine to a long, satisfying conclusion.
Production
The season began with a wet winter and spring. Despite rain and cool temperatures we had a window of good weather during bloom, and saw little-or-no shatter. Overall, we set a normal crop load of approximately 2.0-2.5 tons per acre. We chose not to do any substantial leaf stripping. As a result, we saw almost no sun damage during a heat event in late August. This ideal hot weather allowed the vines to focus on ripening. Harvest began on September 14, and we picked our Estate vineyards block by block over five weeks. While the Brix were a little lower than normal, we always pick in a spectrum of Brix for added complexity, and all our fruit was in the preferred range. Overall, the 2010 vintage produced great color, fantastic aromatics and balanced acids, all with the fleshy structure and texture that are hallmarks of great Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.
Other Notes
Released: November 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Harvest Date
September 14 – October 21, 2010
Sugar
25.0° Brix
Acid
0.53 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.79
Bottling Date
January 2012
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
91
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