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Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2012

Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2012

Anderson Valley, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $69.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Goldeneye

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Cherry-berry, supple and round with attractive depth and richness. The cool climate of California's Anderson Valley is ideal for Pinot Noir. This wine blends fruit from the winery estate and top growers and 19 clones of Pinot Noir. Shaped by the influence of wind, water, fog and time. Seamless finish. Aged in 70% new French oak for 16 months.

Pinot Noir food pairings: Roast Chicken, grilled chicken breast stuffed with Paesano ham and Gouda.

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This Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on September 3, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This winery, part of of the Duckhorn family brand, is located in the Anderson Valley and focuses on sustainably grown Burgundianesque wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and even sparkling (though it is tricky to find).
Dazzling ruby-red in the glass and decently concentrated.
The aromas have some nice pipe tobacco, rooibos, macerated cherry, bramble, rubber, and a lifted pot-pourri and rosehip floral note.
It gushes fruit, but has a decent amount of tasty spice to balance it out. At 14.5% alcohol (high for a Pinot outside California), it has a pretty silky, big mouthfeel.
Toastiness from the oak begins to come out, along with mushroom, cherry, blackberry, and red plum.
The Goldeneye wines are meant to reflect old world traditions in a new world setting for viticulture. This Pinot represents the new world terroir a lot more than it usually does, and has less in old world relevancy. It might be the warm vintage. It's very tasty and generous on the fruit.
Put this alongside smoked duck and some washed rind cheese.
The cool climate of California's Anderson Valley is Pinot Noir perfect. Goldeneye 2012 features lots of fresh red fruit, acidity and dark fruit aromas and flavours. The wine was aged in 70% new French oak for 16 months. - Community Wine Reviews

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