Duckhorn Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Migration 2006

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Goldeneye Winery is owned by Duckhorn and produces wonderful Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley. A velvety texture a...

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I'm a fan of the Migration label - in many cases, preferring it over Goldeneye's single-vineyard offerings. This vintage was spicy to me, and slig... Read more

Spice, red fruit and cinnamon with light earth aromas. It's bright and spicy, still a little bit hot, with cherry, cola, a bit of tar and an endles... Read more

This wine is definitely on the heavier side of the Pinot spectrum. Dark (for Pinot) color.There's some good balance on the palate, but a touch too ... Read more

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Snooth User: cookypuss1
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4.00 5
09/09/2009

I'm a fan of the Migration label - in many cases, preferring it over Goldeneye's single-vineyard offerings. This vintage was spicy to me, and slightly peppery, which was a surprise. Smooth tannins once it opened up - a pleasure to drink.


4.00 5
09/02/2009

Spice, red fruit and cinnamon with light earth aromas. It's bright and spicy, still a little bit hot, with cherry, cola, a bit of tar and an endless, slightly medicinal, cherry dominated bright finish. Leave this one a few years.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
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3.00 5
04/27/2009

This wine is definitely on the heavier side of the Pinot spectrum. Dark (for Pinot) color.There's some good balance on the palate, but a touch too much oak for my tastes.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
03/28/2010

Unlike the Decoy, this one has something going on. Not special, but a nice, drinkable, easy middle ground pinot. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/28/10


Snooth User: kornycox
9784352
5.00 5
09/25/2009

Awesome. Another great wine by duckhorn


Snooth User: skylash
14345127
3.50 5
03/24/2009

rather classic pinot, a bit heavy on the cranberry/medicinal vibe upon first sip. def. needs to aerate or decant. then it's cherries, vanilla, and velvety. high octane at 14.6 for a pinot.


Snooth User: the benster
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5.00 5
10/20/2009

Very good legs and smell. I kept thinking how good it smelled when i was drinking it, just couldn't get over it. It is absolutely fantastic with rosemary and steak. It has a very good taste, it's not overwhelming at all. The tannins keep it very smooth all the way through. The aftertaste is also very good.


External Reviews for Duckhorn Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Migration

External Review
10/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
09/16/2009

This wine is textured with an integrated oak component and features a dense palate. There is a hint of pennyroyal mint (native to our area) in both the nose and mouth. The aroma is full of red fruit?strawberry, raspberry, and Bing cherry?complemented by a floral note and a touch of oak. In the mouth, sweet spices abound?cinnamon, in particular?along with dense plum and notes of cola and vanilla, all followed by an edge of earthiness, mushrooms, and forest floor in the finish.


External Review
10/07/2009

98RP,97WS,96ST no further case discount


External Review
10/30/2009

Firm and rich, this is marked by tight mineral, dried currant and berry fruit that gains velocity and depth, with touches of cedar and anise and tannins that give the flavors traction. Needs time. Best from 2014 through 2017. 12,447 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
02/07/2011

Backorderd! Due in Feb. 8th Reserve Yours Today! 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. Is in the heart of the Anderson Valley and is home to the Goldeneye winery. The unique terroir of the Gowan Creek Vineyard brings together elements from the valley’s warmer regions in the south and its cooler, northern end and offers an ideal Southwestern exposure. This limited single vineyard Pinot was aged 16 months in French Vosges, Troncais and Allier oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast magazine scored it 94 points saying "There's a wild, feral quality to this fine Pinot Noir. It has forest flavors of wild mushrooms, thyme, fennel, anise and pine, along with more familiar flavors of red cherries, cola and sandalwood. Elegant and ageable. Now through 2012."


External Review
01/16/2010

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 vintage, grapes were harvested from four of the vineyards as early as September 7th and as late as October 28th. Only the best grapes were selected to go into this estate Pinot. After fermentation the wines are aged in French Burgundy barrels, 65% new. Adding a richly complex not of toast and vanilla to the red berry, coca, anise and lavender notes of the cool climate fruit. A dense and richly textural wine that will age beautifully over the next 3-6 years. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scores it 91 points saying “Very rich, very fine, this Pinot is a blend of Goldeneye’s best vineyards. It shows a molten density, like liquid silver, lush in red cherries, licorice, cinnamon, coco, dried herb and orange zest flavors, and should develop in the bottle through 2012.” Very Limited. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
08/27/2009

This elegantly balanced, medium-weight Pinot Noir displays ideal acidity, a velvety texture and tannins that segue to a long, clean finish. Aromas of clove, dried thyme, lavender and cocoa are underscored by enticing layers of vanilla, caramelized sugar, toasty oak and a hint of rosemary. A rich and nuanced expression of Anderson Valley winemaking, the 2006 vintage combines immediate appeal with flavorful depth and density.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Goldeneye Winery is owned by Duckhorn and produces wonderful Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley. A velvety texture and tannins that segue to a long clean finish. Aromas of clove dried thyme lavender and cocoa are underscored by enticing layers of vanilla caramelized sugar toasty oak and a hint of rosemary. A rich and nuanced expression of Anderson Valley winemaking Goldeneye combines immediate appeal with flavorful depth and density.

Goldeneye Winery is owned by Duckhorn and produces wonderful Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley. A velvety texture and tannins that segue to a long clean finish. Aromas of clove dried thyme lavender and cocoa are underscored by enticing layers of vanilla caramelized sugar toasty oak and a hint of rosemary. A rich and nuanced expression of Anderson Valley winemaking Goldeneye combines immediate appeal with flavorful depth and density.

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