Varietal Content: 72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay; Cooperage: 90% neutral French oak, 10% stainless steel
Crafted from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this is a classic expression of Anderson Valley sparkling wine, with lovely balance, perfumed aromas, vibrant fruit and zesty acidity. On the palate, elegant flavors of citrus and stone fruits mingle with notes of fresh-baked biscuits. The finish lingers gracefully, offering hints of wildflowers and subtle minerality.
At Goldeneye, we had the earliest start to harvest ever (August 13th), and our earliest finish (September 14th). In the Anderson Valley, early harvests are welcomed, as it can get very cold and wet by mid-October. After three vintages in a row of big crops, yields returned to near average levels, with the grapes showing phenomenal quality and purity. Because of the crop size and the early harvest, we had the luxury of picking all of our grapes at ideal physiological ripeness. As a result, the wines show all of the hallmarks of great Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, with equal parts lushness and beauty, mixed with savory notes, and a touch of wildness.