Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2007
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.
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.
Pretty, red translucence in the glass. Very gentle, close to earthy, maybe, mushroomy nose. Very light on the tongue. Thankfully, does not blast me with cherry flavor at the tip of the tongue. It definitely firms up as it moves past the tongue and palate. The initial lightness frightened me, at first, but in the back of the mouth firm tannins and supporting acids make this one more enjoyable for me. US$35.98 at Von’s in 2011.