Once again, Gowan Creek has produced a robust and energetic expression of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, with lovely aromas of glacé cherry, blueberry pie and fresh rosemary. The voluptuous blueberry layers are echoed on the lush, mouthcoating palate, where they are framed by sleek acidity, with hints of pennyroyal and moist earth emerging during a long, resonant finish.
The 2019 Anderson Valley growing season produced one of the most exceptional vintages in Goldeneye’s three-decade history. A dry winter and cool, wet spring delayed budbreak until the first week of April. This was followed by ideal temperate weather in late spring and summer, which ensured an excellent fruit set and veraison, as well as a long, measured growing season. After harvesting our first blocks of Pinot Noir on September 4th, the temperate weather continued into the autumn months, allowing us to pick every block at ideal phenological ripeness, with harvest concluding on October 15th. The length and quality of the growing season ensured that we had numerous beautiful lots to choose from when blending, resulting in wines with vibrant aromatics, bold textures and wonderful complexity and richness.