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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2005
Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 93003)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Decanter rating: 90 points
2010 Decanter rating: 91 points
2009 PinotReport rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This well-balanced, medium-weight wine offers bright acidity and a long, satisfying finish. The aroma is rich and evocative of dark cherries, nutmeg, caramelized apple, cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, it is full of plum, spice, cherry, strawberry, and vanilla oak layers.

Though delicate and understated, this wine's compelling force of flavor, weight, and potent spice create a depth and density that cannot be missed. Drink until 2015.

"Rich oak combines nicely with equally rich cherry-like fruit and suggestions of dried flowers in the nose of this outgoing effort, and the wine's flavors follow suit with sweetly spiced cherries running their length. It is firmly balance but fully expressed and easy to taste even now, and it will make very fine drinking over the next several years."
-Connoisseurs' Guide

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About Goldeneye:

The Goldeneye winery is dedicated to the production of world class Pinot Noir wines. It is located in the heart of Anderson Valley along the migratory pathway of the common Goldeneye duck.

In 1997, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes, a modest seven tons of estate fruit, yielding 375 cases of wine. After a decade of research, planning and experimentation, Goldeneye's inaugural vintage was announced in March of 2000. By focusing on the careful cultivation of its estate vineyards, Goldeneye has been able to grow, while still remaining true to its philosophy of being a small, quality-driven winery.

Founded on a commitment to quality, Goldeneye brings the tradition of viticultural excellence established by Duckhorn Vineyards in the Napa Valley to the Pinot Noirs of the Anderson Valley. With each new vintage, Goldeneye continues its evolution toward becoming one of the world's premier producers of Pinot Noir.