2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California (750ml)
Goldeneye is is part of the extended Duckhorn Vineyards group. It has consistently been on the richer end of the Pinot Noir spectrum in California, yet has always maintained a sense of overall balance.
Producer notes: The 2017 is another such vintage with the classic body, texture and overall fruit quality. It was aged for 16 months in 100% French oak - 60% new, 20% neutral, 20% second vintage. The oak is well integrated and only adds to the overall plush, rich texture. Combining the lush fruit of warmer Anderson Valley estate vineyards with the rustic elegance of grapes from the cooler “deep end” of the valley, this is a rich and beautifully textured Pinot Noir with velvety tannins and bright acidity. On the palate, flavors of candied cherry and dark plum are underscored by deeper notes of forest floor. The finish is long and supple, with lively fruit and just a touch of French oak.