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2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard - Hillside

2010 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard - Hillside

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Situated on a hillside and ridgetop in the cool “deep end” of the Anderson Valley, The Narrows is a historic mountain ranch, planted with mature Pinot Noir vines. The site consistently yields complex, age-worth wines that strike a balance between rusticity and sophistication. This special “Hillside” bottling was made exclusively from Dijon and Swan clone grapes grown on The Narrows’ steep, southwest-facing slopes. It offers all the depth and complexity that defines this vineyard and also displays an opulent and appealing dark fruit side.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Pinot Noir Cooperage 65% New, 35% Second Vintage French oak Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests Barrel Aging: 16 Months
Winemaker Notes
A dark, brooding nose features savory elements of lilac, cracked pepper and pine, as well as dark fruit and a hint of toast. On the palate, this wine is broad, viscous and densely packed with layers of sappy dark fruit and holiday spice. The Narrows’ signature notes of earth and forest floor add complexity and character to a long, compelling finish. This nuanced and beautifully structured wine has ample aging potential. If enjoyed in its youth, we recommend a few hours in the decanter.
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.
Other Notes
Released: September 2013

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
The Narrows Vineyard - Hillside
Harvest Date
October 14 – October 20, 2010
25.0° Brix
0.58 g/100 ml titratable acidity
16 Months
Bottling Date
January 2012
Alcohol %

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