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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 116054)
PinotReport rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter 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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News 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:

Terroir-inspired aromas of pennyroyal and sassafras shine through on the nose, alongside notes of plum, hard cherry candy, clove, nutmeg and earth. The entry is round and silky, offering a broad spectrum of berry flavors, ranging from dark red fruit to blueberries and blackberries, all supported by posh oak and undertones of tobacco, leather and earth. An excellent tannin structure adds to the appealing texture of this wine and leads to a finish supported by refreshing acidity.
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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.