Migration Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from North Coast, California

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Item No. 105562
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 growing season yielded a very complex and complete expression of Migration, with a rich, seamless entry, well-integrated tannins and a harmonious balance between fruit, texture and spice. The nose displays bright cherry, strawberry compote, violet and rhubarb layers, alongside more exotic elements of Asian spice, hickory, earth and roasted meats. These aromatics are echoed on the palate, and further supported by juicy acidity and notes of strawberry, plum, toffee, pie crust and a hint of white pepper.

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Tasting Notes: The second label of Goldeneye is a bright and very balanced, if not overly complex, wine that is a good representation of California Pinot Noir. When first poured, the wine seemed like a complete fruit bomb with nothing on the nose except cherries and strawberries. However, as it opened up the dark berries and black plums started to show themselves along with a touch of white pepper and spice in the mouth. There was very little earthiness present. At 14.5% alcohol, this is not a delicate Pinot. It’s got a good medium body, high acidity and a long finish, so it can stand up to a lot of foods that a mellower Pinot would be overwhelmed by. To get the most out of this Migration, decant it for 15 or 20 minutes and then drink it within the hour. After about an hour it starts to lose the brightness and “sunshine” that makes it a really pleasant wine. Food Pairing Suggestions: This Migration screams out for a roasted pork loin and a side of veggies. A nice roasted duck breast would also fit the bill, as well as grilled salmon on cedar plank. But be careful, this is a strong Pinot Noir and it could very easily overpower more delicate salmon preparations. With this wine generally look to do lighter preparations of darker meats and forceful preparations of lighter meats. You might also try it with lamb and braised or roasted chicken. If you want to have it with cheese, opt for a young fresh goat milk cheese. Whatever you do, keep it away from sweet, spicy or excessively fatty dishes.
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Learn About Migration

Since crafting its premiere vintage of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir in 2001, Duckhorn Wine Company's Migration has earned acclaim for a refined and compelling style of winemaking that seamlessly balances vibrancy and finesse. Embodying the lush elegance of cool-climate California winegrowing, Migration's exploration of the great Burgundian varietals began in Anderson Valley where...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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