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2016 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard

2016 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard

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$86.00
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SKU: CN1675

Our Confluence Vineyard is located in the heart of the Anderson Valley, adjacent to the headwaters of the Navarro River. The vineyard offers a unique range of soils, from benchland to gravel strata, as well as varying exposures including hillside slopes and protected pockets. This natural diversity allows us to choose clones ideally suited to each specific vineyard block, ultimately yielding grapes possessing a variety of expressive flavors and characteristics. The opulent Pinot Noir produced from this valley floor vineyard displays voluptuous red fruit components and plush, supple tannins.

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Wine Spectator
Offers a lilting floral aroma, with flavors to match, as well as a delicate mix of fresh-crushed red fruit and dried berry elements. Weighty and rich midpalate, featuring a long and contoured finish, loaded with engaging minerality and hints of dried meat and underbrush. Complex and well-crafted. Drink now through 2024.
Wine Spectator
94
Wine Enthusiast
92

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 60% new, 20% neutral, 20% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage yielded a voluptuous expression of Confluence Vineyard Pinot Noir, with alluring layers of red fruit and tantalizing acidity. Aromas of fresh-picked strawberries and raspberries rise from the glass followed by sophisticated notes of tobacco leaf, saddle leather and moist earth. The bright red berry notes are echoed on the palate, where they mingle with hints of iron minerality and seamless French oak that carry the wine to a long, supple finish.
Production
The 2016 growing season delivered another exceptional vintage to the Anderson Valley. Early and consistent spring rains provided for an excellent fruit set, followed by ideal summer temperatures, which brought the acidity and flavor profiles of the grapes into perfect balance. This sequence led us to begin harvesting our warmer estate vineyards beginning in mid-August, while a well-timed mid-September heat spike allowed our grapes in the cooler “deep end” of the valley to develop beautiful structures and lush flavors.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Confluence Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 27 - September 18, 2016
Sugar
25° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.471 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.83
Aging
16 Months in Barrel
Fermentation
15 days fermentation at 80°F
Alcohol %
14.50
Wine Spectator
94
Wine Enthusiast
92

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$86.00
/ 750ml
SKU: CN1675

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750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

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1.5 Liters

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3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

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6 Liters

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