2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard

2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard

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Situated on a narrow ridgetop at the northernmost tip of the Anderson Valley, The Narrows Vineyard is a historic mountain ranch planted with mature Pinot Noir vines. A mere 10 miles from the rugged Mendocino Coast, our low-yielding hillside vineyard is affected by strong marine influences that produce summer fog and cooler daytime temperatures. These extreme conditions provide the perfect setting for growing grapes of great intensity, resulting in a complex Pinot Noir of depth that embodies the vineyard’s wild beauty and natural intensity.

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90
Wine Enthusiast
92
Connoisseurs' Guide
92

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Pinot Noir Cooperage 65% New, 35% Second Vintage French oak Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
Winemaker Notes
The grapes from this distinctive site consistently yield complex, age-worthy wines that strike a balance between rusticity and sophistication. The 2010 vintage begins with aromas of sandalwood, fudge and fruit. The fruit notes dominate the entry, leading to a lush and expansive mid-palate with hints of vanilla, coffee and sage. Coursing acidity adds length and depth, with a pure note of pomegranate extending the finish.
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 15, 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.
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Released: March 2013

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
The Narrows Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 14 – October 20, 2010
Sugar
25.0° Brix
Acid
0.57 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.85
Aging
16 Months
Bottling Date
January 2012
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
92
Connoisseurs' Guide
92

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(Jun 21, 2013 at 9:24 PM)
Received a bottle from my neighbor as a gift - what a wonderful surprise comparable to Seasmoke Ten one of my all time favs

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