Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2010
Inviting aromas of raspberry puree and fresh oatmeal cookies. The entry offers an intriguing hint of smoke and peppercorns that carry though to a mid-palate filled with silky tannins and cherry and raspberry flavors. On the finish, oak-inspired overtones of coffee and baking spice mingle with leather and fruit bringing this wine to a long, satisfying conclusion. Barrel aged in 100% French oak (65% new). 14.5% alcohol. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
External Reviews for Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir
Reflecting the Mendocino Coast s unique marine influences, sites and soils, these grapes create sublime and sophisticated Pinot Noir. To further enhance natural depth and complexity, winemaker Michael Fay selects only a small percentage of the finest fruit for each vintage before applying small-lot, artisanal winemaking techniques.
Lovely expressive nose of fresh strawberry red cherry and cola. Muscular on the palate with an integrated tannic grip behind these primary fruit flavors. Subtle spice and mocha notes round out this complex pinot. Definitely cellar-worthy - I would wait at least 2 years before popping the cork. Devon Magee.