Goldeneye by Duckhorn Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA, 2014 (750ml)Winemaker's Notes
Charming, but with a hint of wildness, plush yet rustic, this captivating Pinot Noir effortlessly balances layers of cherry, ripe cranberry and wild blackberry with notes of leather, earth and spice. Touched with a kiss of the finest French oak, it carries through to a velvety finish that is both long and lush.
Vinous vintage 2013 - 91 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2013 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a bold, powerful wine. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and rose petal meld together in the glass to give the 2013 its supple, unctuous personality. This is a serious appellation-level Pinot with real depth and tons of personality. The oak could use another few months to integrate more fully, but the 2013 is very nicely done just the same. "
Wine Enthusiast - "Red-cherry and strawberry aromas meld with rich fruit and warm baking-spice flavors to make this full-bodied wine hard to resist. The style is in the ripe, pastry shop mode, and soft tannins and acidity complete the picture."Wine Spectator - "The subtle intensity builds and gains depth, holding focus and delivering a mix of dusty wild berry, plum, black licorice and cassis notes. Impressive on the finish. Drink now through 2021."