Duckhorn Migration Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2009
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.
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The nose offers aromas, including cranberry, anise, chocolate-covered cherry, toasty oak, truffles and wildflowers. On the palate, it is ripe, round and complete, with layered fruit flavors and barrel char notes that echo the complex aromatics.
A big, rich red, this wine's black cherry skin flavors are boosted by the espresso-roast coffee scent of new French oak. It's washed in black, mineral-inflected tannins, built for a steakhouse. Wine & Spirits. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 750ml
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 750ml
When Duckhorn Vineyards wanted to do Pinot Noir they went north where the cool climate Anderson Valley in Medocino showed real promise for growing complex richly textured Pinot Noir. Now, with five estate vineyards in the Valley, their Goldeneye Pinot Noir is a true success story. For this Anderson Valley bottling grapes are sourced from each of the single vineyards. To further enhance the depth and complexity, winemaker Zach Rasmuson selects only a small percentage of the finest fruit before applying small-lot, artisanal winemaking techniques. The wine was aged in 70% new French oak Burgundy-style barrels from the Allier, Vosges and Tronçais forests for 18 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points saying. "This shows the classically dry structure of Goldeneye, with firm tannins and tart acidity, as well as a fine core of cherry, cola, red currant and oak flavors. Not quite as intense as Goldeneye’s ageable vineyard bottlings, but not too far off. Drink now."
Medium ruby. A notch deeper in color and flavor than some previous vintages, the 2009 Goldeneye has really stepped in up a full degree across the spectrum. This unique Anderson Valley pinot is sweet fruited, dark and powerful. The initial aromas of r... Tracey Rose. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 750ml
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Notes: 100% French oak Burgundy-style barrels (228 liters) 70% New Oak, 30% Second Vintage Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests Barrel Aging: 16 months
|Total Acidity: .47 grams per liter|