2010 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • CG 90

$79.99

This product is
out of stock

$79.99

This product is
out of stock

Contact us Wine consultation

WS 93
Wine Spectator, September 2013
Very rich, smooth, deep and complex, with layers of zesty plum, cherry and wild berry notes that show touches of anise and herb. Fine-grained tannins give the flavors traction on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 800... Very rich, smooth, deep and complex, with layers of zesty plum, cherry and wild berry notes that show touches of anise and herb. Fine-grained tannins give the flavors traction on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 800 cases made. –JL
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, November 2013
Silky and voluptuous, Gowan Creek is Goldeneye’s larger production Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Still a barrel selection of its best lots, the wine is made from fruit that’s heavily scrutinized before fermentation. A... Silky and voluptuous, Gowan Creek is Goldeneye’s larger production Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Still a barrel selection of its best lots, the wine is made from fruit that’s heavily scrutinized before fermentation. A powerful Pinot that retains the acidity and earthiness of the variety, with streaks of ripe fruit throughout.
CG 90
Connoisseur's Guide, June 2013
High ripeness clearly plays the central role in this outgoing, cherry-scented wine, and both oak and a hint of berries add to its intriguing aromas. Full in body at the start and a touch on the hot side as it ends, this... High ripeness clearly plays the central role in this outgoing, cherry-scented wine, and both oak and a hint of berries add to its intriguing aromas. Full in body at the start and a touch on the hot side as it ends, this expressive bottling is no shrinking violet, and like many of its mates, it needs to be partnered with savory meats.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2010

Winery

Goldeneye (Duckhorn)

In 1990, after fifteen years of making world-class Bordeaux-varietal wines under the famous Duckhorn label, owners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn embraced their growing love of Pinot Noir. The vision for Goldeneye was simple - to start a winery that could make a terroir-inspired expression of California Pinot Noir of equal stature to the acclaimed Merlots they had pioneered at Duckhorn Vineyards in Napa Valley.

They knew that the finest Pinot Noir thrives in very different conditions than Merlot. They found what they were looking for in the Anderson Valley, an appellation that had all the ingredients for producing world-class Pinot. In 1996, Goldeneye Winery was founded and the first estate vineyard was selected. A year later, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes, a modest 7 tons of estate fruit yielding 375 cases of wine, which were released in March of 2000.

Today, Goldeneye features the appellation’s preeminent Pinot Noir estate program, which spans the valley and includes four estate vineyards and more than 200 acres under vine. Their style has become the benchmark for the region, and has catapulted Goldeneye to the ranks of the world’s finest Pinot Noir.