Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.11380 ratings
8.9114 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, vanilla and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, vanilla and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins.

Apr 23rd, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The other Pinot for Hedy’s Turkey. Brought it for those that like a firmer structure, dark spice and cinnamon stick in their Pinot Noir’s. This was also selected to go with the Turkey and take us into dessert as the pumpkin pie I made has clove in it. If you haven’t had pumpkin pie with clove, you should try it. Much more interesting because of the character it brings. Deeper flavors without taking away from the sweet in pumpkin pie.

The other Pinot for Hedy’s Turkey. Brought it for those that like a firmer structure, dark spice and cinnamon stick in their Pinot Noir’s. This was also selected to go with the Turkey and take us into dessert as the pumpkin pie I made has clove in it. If you haven’t had pumpkin pie with clove, you should try it. Much more interesting because of the character it brings. Deeper flavors without taking away from the sweet in pumpkin pie.

Nov 29th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

@Palate& Bottle

One of two wines I am pairing with this dish.

Main Course: Turkey Leg Confit, Roasted Carrot, Parsnip Purée, Citrus Spiced Jus.

There are two different conversations for the wines I’ve selected. This Mets the spice in the dish where the other speaks to the richness & fat in this dish.


If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle

@Palate& Bottle

One of two wines I am pairing with this dish.

Main Course: Turkey Leg Confit, Roasted Carrot, Parsnip Purée, Citrus Spiced Jus.

There are two different conversations for the wines I’ve selected. This Mets the spice in the dish where the other speaks to the richness & fat in this dish.


If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle

Nov 10th, 2019
Matt Sterr

From a 220 Acre Anderson Valley Estate. Cooler part of the AV. Higher elevation and closer to the coast. Beautiful aromatics. Red cherry and rose water. A nice example of the style.

From a 220 Acre Anderson Valley Estate. Cooler part of the AV. Higher elevation and closer to the coast. Beautiful aromatics. Red cherry and rose water. A nice example of the style.

Mar 5th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On of the best stops on the way to the coast of Mendocino is a visit to Goldeneye for a tasting. I think they still pour three wines with small bites. As enjoyable as that is in itself is, you also get to sit in those chairs and enjoy that spectacular view.

On the nose, dark cherries, strawberries, hints of ripe rhubarb, floral cranberries, blue fruits, black raspberries cola, vanilla, salted caramel, touch of fresh herbs, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals, crush dry rock powder and fragrant, perfumes red & blue flowers with violets.

The body is medium ripe, lush & sexy. Dark cherries, strawberries, hints of ripe rhubarb, floral cranberries, blue fruits, black raspberries cola, vanilla, salted caramel, malt in malt balls, touch of fresh herbs, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals, crush dry rock powder and fragrant, perfumes red & blue flowers with violets.

Photos of; the backend of Goldeneye and their amazing view, the entrance to their tasting room, tasting lounge and the winery. 13 a solid vintage fit them.

Still 2-3 years early on their 13 but, I have three more bottles. So, a good check-in.

On of the best stops on the way to the coast of Mendocino is a visit to Goldeneye for a tasting. I think they still pour three wines with small bites. As enjoyable as that is in itself is, you also get to sit in those chairs and enjoy that spectacular view.

On the nose, dark cherries, strawberries, hints of ripe rhubarb, floral cranberries, blue fruits, black raspberries cola, vanilla, salted caramel, touch of fresh herbs, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals, crush dry rock powder and fragrant, perfumes red & blue flowers with violets.

The body is medium ripe, lush & sexy. Dark cherries, strawberries, hints of ripe rhubarb, floral cranberries, blue fruits, black raspberries cola, vanilla, salted caramel, malt in malt balls, touch of fresh herbs, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals, crush dry rock powder and fragrant, perfumes red & blue flowers with violets.

Photos of; the backend of Goldeneye and their amazing view, the entrance to their tasting room, tasting lounge and the winery. 13 a solid vintage fit them.

Still 2-3 years early on their 13 but, I have three more bottles. So, a good check-in.

Sep 1st, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Sandalwood and dried roses - somewhat oaky, but not overly so. Opulent, nocturnal flavor - probably the best entry level Pinot across the Duckhorn portfolio.

Sandalwood and dried roses - somewhat oaky, but not overly so. Opulent, nocturnal flavor - probably the best entry level Pinot across the Duckhorn portfolio.

Dec 19th, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Anderson valley terroir peaks through an oak profile that is particularly robust and clearly evident of the difficulties faced for the 2011 vintage. I am excited to see what the winemaker Bo will do with the bountiful '12 and '13 vintages, particularly regarding the oak regiment!

Anderson valley terroir peaks through an oak profile that is particularly robust and clearly evident of the difficulties faced for the 2011 vintage. I am excited to see what the winemaker Bo will do with the bountiful '12 and '13 vintages, particularly regarding the oak regiment!

4 people found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2015
Tom
9.0

True deep anderson valley flavor; dark cherry some cola; tannins mellowed out; medium finish

True deep anderson valley flavor; dark cherry some cola; tannins mellowed out; medium finish

3 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2015
Alexandre Remy

Winemaker Concept Wine Group (CWG)

7.9

Slightly over Oaked. Hide the varietal characters of the pinot noir

Slightly over Oaked. Hide the varietal characters of the pinot noir

3 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Aaron Means

Robust and round Pinot. Dusty tannins on the back end. Decent acids. I would like this to be dialed a little back to let secondary characteristics pop,......maybe they still will, idk.

Robust and round Pinot. Dusty tannins on the back end. Decent acids. I would like this to be dialed a little back to let secondary characteristics pop,......maybe they still will, idk.

3 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014