Rich, but also subtle, this full-bodied wine smells like wood smoke, baking spices, ripe plums and red cherries, then brings mulled cherry and cinnamon flavors on a broad, velvety texture. It offers nuances of oak in the spices, and a confident sense of pure fruit behind it all, giving this bottling a slight edge over the other 2014 Pinots from Goldeneye. It will be best after 2021.
The pinnacle of our portfolio, Ten Degrees showcases our four estate vineyards to express the beauty and elegance of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Highlighting the lush texture of our Confluence Vineyard, the richness and opulent dark fruit of Gowan Creek, the structure, and intensity of Split Rail, and the wild, rustic character of The Narrows, Ten Degrees is an impeccably balanced and age-worthy wine that reveals itself in complex layers. Notes of leather, spice, currant and blueberry glide across the silky palate, finishing with a hint of pennyroyal and a kiss of toasty oak.