GOLDENEYE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR - 2005
14.5% alcohol. From Duckhorn Wine Co.
Beautiful ruby color with purple highlights. Spiced raspberry and cherry nose with damp musty floral notes. There's also some dark chocolate shaving on the nose. Cherry cola, mocha, smoky oak, and bakings spices on the palate. Some gaminess on the back end with sweetness at the core. Extremely soft and silky.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is exceptional Pinot Noir. Not quite as profound as the 2004 which I adored with its gobs of cinnamon flavors, but really well made. Retails for around $55 making this a very expensive offering but it is a standout wine.