Earlier this week I had a ‘golden’ opportunity to enjoy lunch with an up and coming winemaker – Michael Accurso from Goldeneye Winery, located in Anderson Valley, CA. Goldeneye is part of the larger Duckhorn Vineyards family of wines and work (almost exclusively) with Pinot Noir. [There are other varietals available direct to consumer at the vineyard.]
In our conversation over lunch, Michael describes Anderson Valley as having a bit of a ‘wild west’ atmosphere when is comes to wine making as compared to the valley’s southern neighbors Napa & Sonoma. He has used that freedom – accompanied by excellent soil, diurnal temperature shifts, and about 1/6 of the available acreage for wine grapes – to produce some beautifully elegant, complex and lush Pinot Noirs.
Join us as we discuss this along with tasting their 2013 Goldeneye Gowan Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir.