2012 Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WS 92
  • CG 91

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Reg: $79.94

$74.94

In Stock: 24 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2015
Generous, offering ripe plum, black cherry and wild berry flavors, with touches of anise and black licorice. Ends with hints of dusty dried herb and cedar that fold into the finish. Drink now through 2021. — J.L.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, February 2016
Fine Pinot Noir manages to marry richness and grace in a way that few other red wines do, and Goldeneye’s latest from the Gowan Creek Vineyard very capably makes just that point. It is moderately full-bodied, supple and... Fine Pinot Noir manages to marry richness and grace in a way that few other red wines do, and Goldeneye’s latest from the Gowan Creek Vineyard very capably makes just that point. It is moderately full-bodied, supple and quite rich with a strong accent on juicy, black cherries and a lesser one on the crème brûlée qualities of very good oak, and it keeps ripeness nicely reined in. It finishes with tannin enough to provide a bit of grip but not so much to dissuade early drinking, and, if it is sure to be helped by a few years of cellaring, it possesses plenty of charm even now.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2012

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.