Ten Degrees showcases the depth and diversity of this Anderson Valley estate vineyard, offering fragrant layers of blueberry and blackberry, as well as sophisticated notes of redwood forest, moist earth and spice.
Though rich and alluring on the palate, a beam of bright acidity adds depth and nuance to the dark berry flavors, with hints of tobacco leaf, anise and pennyroyal revealing themselves as the wine evolves in the glass.
96pts Tasting Panel "Winemaker Katey Larwood understands the distinctiveness of the Anderson Valley when it comes to crafting world-class Pinot Noir. For this wine, she selects what she calls 'the most complete and compelling estate lots,' taking a deep dive into black cherry, plum, and just-tilled earth. The vineyard's proximity to famed California redwoods allows us to imagine its true forest-floor nature. Licorice, dark chocolate, and brush pave the road to the finish."
94pts Wine Enthusiast "Dazzling spicy aromas and vibrant black-fruit flavors converge beautifully in this bold but balanced wine. Scents of wood smoke, toasted oak, cardamom and black pepper meet black cherry, aged beef and blueberry on the palate, buoyed by moderate tannins and subtle nervy acidity. Best from 2023."
93pts Jeb Dunnuck "The most expensive Pinot Noir in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ten Degrees is a cellar selection brought up in 100% new French oak. This medium ruby/plum-hued 2017 has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and cassis fruits as well as toasted spice and dried flower notes, medium to full body, a ripe, textured mouthfeel, and the classic minerality and focus that's present in all of these wines. It has some upfront appeal as well as the more savory style of the 2017 vintage and should evolve gracefully for 10-12 years."
In 1996, building on their tradition of excellence established at Duckhorn Vineyards, and their growing love of Pinot Noir, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn came to Anderson Valley to found Goldeneye. Anderson Valley has since earned acclaim as one of the world’s greatest Pinot Noir regions. Representing the pinnacle of their winemaking portfolio, Ten Degrees is made from only our finest lots, making it a Pinot Noir of unparalleled grace and grandeur.
750ML / 14.5% ABV