Goldeneye Ten Degrees Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, North Coast, Anderson Valley|
Dazzling spicy aromas and vibrant black-fruit flavors converge beautifully in this bold but balanced wine. Scents of wood smoke, toasted oak, cardamom and black pepper meet black cherry, aged beef and blueberry on the palate, buoyed by moderate tannins and subtle nervy acidity. Best from 2023.
The most expensive Pinot Noir in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ten Degrees is a cellar selection brought up in 100% new French oak. This medium ruby/plum-hued 2017 has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and cassis fruits as well as toasted spice and dried flower notes, medium to full body, a ripe, textured mouthfeel, and the classic minerality and focus that's present in all of these wines. It has some upfront appeal as well as the more savory style of the 2017 vintage and should evolve gracefully for 10-12 years.
Ripe, with good power to the zesty cherry and raspberry tart flavors, featuring notes of hot stone and cedar. Dark chocolate and Asian spice details emerge on the toasty finish. Drink now through 2024. 812 cases made.