Pinot Noir

Duckhorn Goldeneye Confluence Pinot Noir 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
94 AVG
Drink it now or cellar for up to 15 years. No need to decant it.

Established in 1996 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, owners of Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye is a Californian winery, widely known for producing high-quality Pinot Noirs. Its first grapes were harvested in 1997, and they only produced 375 cases of wine. The estate extends over 81 hectares of land divided into 4 vineyards: the Narrows is the northernmost and closest to the Pacific, the Split Rail and Gowan Creek vineyards are located in the heart of the Anderson Valley, where they are affected by coastal fog, and the southernmost site is Confluence Vineyard, near the headwaters of the Navarro River.

This wine is a varietal Pinot Noir. The grapes come from the Confluence vineyard which is located in the Anderson Valley near the Navarro River. The vineyard offers a wide range of soils, from lowlands to gravelly layers, as well as various exposures including hilly slopes and protected pockets. This diversity allows Duckhorn to work with ideal clones for each specific vineyard block, obtaining grapes that possess very different flavors and expressive characteristics.

This Pinot Noir is delightfully lively with a seductive nose of red berries, rustic earthy undertones, and leather. The aromas of red fruit come back on the palate, where strawberry, rhubarb, and candied cherry mix with hints of blueberry, and sweet tobacco leaves. The fine tannins and the strong acidity add balance, leading the wine to a persistent finish.

Perfect with guinea fowl or duck.
Description
Drink it now or cellar for up to 15 years. No need to decant it.

Established in 1996 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, owners of Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye is a Californian winery, widely known for producing high-quality Pinot Noirs. Its first grapes were harvested in 1997, and they only produced 375 cases of wine. The estate extends over 81 hectares of land divided into 4 vineyards: the Narrows is the northernmost and closest to the Pacific, the Split Rail and Gowan Creek vineyards are located in the heart of the Anderson Valley, where they are affected by coastal fog, and the southernmost site is Confluence Vineyard, near the headwaters of the Navarro River.

This wine is a varietal Pinot Noir. The grapes come from the Confluence vineyard which is located in the Anderson Valley near the Navarro River. The vineyard offers a wide range of soils, from lowlands to gravelly layers, as well as various exposures including hilly slopes and protected pockets. This diversity allows Duckhorn to work with ideal clones for each specific vineyard block, obtaining grapes that possess very different flavors and expressive characteristics.

This Pinot Noir is delightfully lively with a seductive nose of red berries, rustic earthy undertones, and leather. The aromas of red fruit come back on the palate, where strawberry, rhubarb, and candied cherry mix with hints of blueberry, and sweet tobacco leaves. The fine tannins and the strong acidity add balance, leading the wine to a persistent finish.

Perfect with guinea fowl or duck.
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