Toasting a tasty option from Anderson Valley for today’s #wineoftheday. I am such a fan of the Pinot Noir wines from the region, layering refinement with rusticity, achieving elegance with restraint, ensuring each wine crafted is filled with character. Dan and Margaret Duckhorn saw the potential of Anderson Valley decades ago, establishing their Goldeneye Winery there in the mid-1990s, and over the years have acquired three estate vineyards dotted throughout the region showcasing the diversity of the region in each of their single-vineyard wines.
Goldeneye “Ten Degrees” Pinot Noir ($130) is the perfect combination of all. Crafted from the finest of the finest barrels from each of the three vineyards, Ten Degrees brings the region’s terroir into full view, with complexity and finesse. Textured and concentrated, the wine opens with aromas of licorice and leather, spice and ripe red fruits, followed by a luscious palate of black plum, wild raspberry, and ripe blackberry, with an earthy core of truffle, soft herb, and spice. Bold and rich, with a nice note of acidity with freshness and energy. Perfect with roasted salmon or poultry, as well as easily paired with braised stews or grilled ribeye steaks. #cheers