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2015 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard

2015 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard

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SKU: NR1575

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, this vineyard is affected by strong marine influences that produce summer fog and cooler daytime temperatures. It is the perfect setting for growing grapes of great intensity that embody the vineyard’s rugged beauty and wildness.

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This is a bold wine that pushes the envelope in terms of ripeness and power. Hints of butter and caramel in the aroma lead to broad, ripe, almost roasted fruit flavors and a rather viscous texture that clings to the sides of the mouth and helps extend the finish for 30 seconds.
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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak Burgundy-style barrels (228 liters) 60% New Oak, 40% Neutral; Medium plus toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
Winemaker Notes
The hidden gem of the Goldeneye portfolio, The Narrows is nestled in the cool “deep end” of the Anderson valley on a steep hillside surrounded by redwoods. There, it produces a wild, rustic wine that is as complex as it is compelling, offering fascinating layers of wild mushroom, forest floor, pennyroyal and bright cranberry. Hints of toasty oak and a soft tannin structure accentuate the flavors, while carrying the wine to a long, satisfying finish.
Production
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.
Other Notes
Released: May 2018

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
The Narrows Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 10 – 24, 2015
Sugar
23.6° Brix
Acid
0.49g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
4.04
Aging
16 Months in Barrel
Alcohol %
13.5
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$84.00
/ 750ml
SKU: NR1575

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750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

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1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

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3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

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6 Liters

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