Goldeneye Ten Degrees Pinot Noir 2017 Red Wine

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Goldeneye Ten Degrees Pinot Noir 2017

Anderson Valley, CA
93 pts. Jeb Dunnuck:

“The most expensive Pinot Noir in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ten Degrees is a cellar selection brought up in 100% new French oak. This medium ruby/plum-hued 2017 has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and cassis fruits as well as toasted spice and dried flower notes, medium to full body, a ripe, textured mouthfeel, and the classic minerality and focus that's present in all of these wines. It has some upfront appeal as well as the more savory style of the 2017 vintage and should evolve gracefully for 10-12 years.”

92 pts. Wine Spectator:

“Ripe, with good power to the zesty cherry and raspberry tart flavors, featuring notes of hot stone and cedar. Dark chocolate and Asian spice details emerge on the toasty finish.”

Goldeneye’s Ten Degrees Pinot Noir is the “holy grail” to us – the highest benchmark in the world of Pinot Noirs. Every sip makes you close your eyes and just savor the amazing flavors. A blend of the best grapes from their 3 best vineyards, this is a truly special, incredibly delicious wine!

FROM THE WINERY

In 1996, building on their tradition of excellence established at Duckhorn Vineyards, and their growing love of Pinot Noir, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn came to Anderson Valley to found Goldeneye. Anderson Valley has since earned acclaim as one of the world’s greatest Pinot Noir regions. Representing the pinnacle of our winemaking portfolio, Ten Degrees is made from only our finest lots, making it a Pinot Noir of unparalleled grace and grandeur.

Vintage Notes

The 2018 growing season was one of the finest Anderson Valley Pinot Noir vintages of the past decade. A dry winter and a cool, damp spring delayed budbreak and bloom by several weeks, and helped the vines to avoid any potential spring frost issues. Lovely weather throughout summer allowed for abundant hangtime and ideal ripening, leading to our first Pinot Noir pick on September 12th. The temperate weather continued into autumn, ensuring that we were able to pick every block and vineyard at the height of perfection. As a result, our 2018 wines are beautifully aromatic, with striking natural acidity, rich textures and alluring varietal flavors.

Winemaking Notes

Deep, rich and alluringly aromatic, this wine displays both red and black fruit notes, with layers of plum, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry mingling with hints of earth, anise, spearmint and saddle leather. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by a firm texture and a dynamic, acid-driven energy that provides lovely lift and focus to a long resonant finish.

Appellation
- Anderson Valley
Vineyards - Confluence, Gowan Creek & The Narrows Vineyards
Alcohol 14.5%
Aged in 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak (15% once-filled, 15% old wood)
pH 3.50
Soils - Pinole/Perrygulch loam & Hopland-Wohly/Wolfey-Bearwallow complex
Acidity 0.57g /100 ml
Clones - Pommard, 115, 5, Martini, 2A, 667, 828 & 777
Rootstock 5C, 3309 & 101-14
Fermentation - Cold-soaked for 3 days using natural temperatures, fermented in small open-top tanks, punched down twice a day & pressed using basket press.


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