2014 Goldeneye Ten Degrees Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
2014 Goldeneye Ten Degrees

2014 Goldeneye Ten Degrees Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

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The name Ten Degrees pays homage to the unique, cool climate of the Anderson Valley and the fact that even though our four estate vineyards span a modest eight miles, they often display a temperature variance of as much as 10 degrees from The Narrows Vineyard in the cool “deep end” to our Confluence Vineyard in the south. To add to this natural climactic diversity, our Estate program consists of 200 acres and more than 96 individual blocks of Pinot Noir with 49 unique combinations of clone and rootstock material.

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While it’s fun to showcase fruit sources in vineyard designated wines, it’s even more fun from a consumer point of view to witness the artistry of a great winemaker in creating a work from the best lots of the fruit sources available to them. This vintage of Ten Degrees shows Michael Accurso’s skill in a glorious mix of red and black fruit notes, with earth, spice and wildflower accents that shine through structured acidity with a weighty lightness that keeps you engaged as the layers unfold. A truly special wine.
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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% New French oak Burgundy-style barrels (228 liters); Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
Winemaker Notes
The pinnacle of our portfolio, Ten Degrees showcases our four estate vineyards to express the beauty and elegance of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Highlighting the lush texture of our Confluence Vineyard, the richness and opulent dark fruit of Gowan Creek, the structure and intensity of Split Rail, and the wild, rustic character of The Narrows, Ten Degrees is an impeccably balanced and age-worthy wine that reveals itself in complex layers. Notes of leather, spice, currant and blueberry glide across the silky palate, finishing with a hint of pennyroyal and a kiss of toasty oak.
Production
For the third year in a row, the Anderson Valley enjoyed an outstanding growing season in 2014. A dry winter was followed by a very wet early spring that ensured enough water for another successful vintage. The vines developed with excellent balance, providing compact clusters and small berries, which in turn led to excellent color, texture and flavors. Harvest began two weeks earlier than normal, with ideal weather conditions alternating between the 70s and 80s. With no threat of rain, we were able to pick all of our grapes exactly when we wished, resulting in complex and richly textured wines. Across the board, yields were lower than the two previous vintages, and quality was sky high.
Other Notes
Released: March 2017

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Harvest Date
August 28 - September 17, 2014
Sugar
24.5° Brix
Acid
0.51g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.75
Aging
16 Months in Barrel
Alcohol %
14.5
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