Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.11097 ratings
8.986 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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!

3 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

2 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

2 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.

2 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

One of the best regions for structure and age worthy Pinot Noirs in California.

One of the best regions for structure and age worthy Pinot Noirs in California.

2 people found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2013
Joe Webb

Making beef daub in pressure cooker with it. Big, rich n oaky

Making beef daub in pressure cooker with it. Big, rich n oaky

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2014
Adam Jesberger

Sarsaparilla and darker red fruits. Mendo pn typicity very robust.

Sarsaparilla and darker red fruits. Mendo pn typicity very robust.

Jan 27th, 2017
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.2

Uncharacteristically large pinot, loads more tannin than you would expect. Age has been good it. Power and elegance.

Uncharacteristically large pinot, loads more tannin than you would expect. Age has been good it. Power and elegance.

Dec 31st, 2016
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.0

Nice flavor - slightly rustic with good fruit and, happily, not at all jammy.

Nice flavor - slightly rustic with good fruit and, happily, not at all jammy.

Nov 21st, 2016
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, plum, currant, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, plum, currant, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Nov 21st, 2016