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2006 Goldeneye Pinot Noir "Anderson Valley"

Goldeneye 2006 Pinot Noir

Winery: Goldeneye

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 12,447

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 28, 2009

Wine Review: Goldeneye always seems to be a top performer when we try Pinots each year. This year vintage was very well received by a mini group that recently tried it. This bright ruby colored wine opens with a mild raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and has nicely integrated acidity. It displays very spicy raspberry flavors and has notes of dark chocolate on the back palate as well. The finish is quite dry and it has long tingly tannins that linger for quite some time. This is a substantial Pinot for the 2006 vintage. It is big enough to pair with prime rib. This bottle did not last for long as the group quickly asked for another pour. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This elegantly balanced, medium-weight Pinot Noir displays ideal acidity, a velvety texture and tannins that segue to a long, clean finish. Aromas of clove, dried thyme, lavender and cocoa are underscored by enticing layers of vanilla, caramelized sugar, toasty oak and a hint of rosemary. A rich and nuanced expression of Anderson Valley winemaking, the 2006 vintage combines immediate appeal with flavorful depth and density.

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