Our Pinot Noir has won the Jefferson Cup 2 years
in a row.
Print Pinot Noir Winemaker Notes
|2009 Pinot Noir|
|2008 Pinot Noir|
|2005 Pinot Noir|
|2004 Pinot Noir|
A collaboration of four people: Art and Gus Anderson, along with the support of their wives, Elaine and Phyllis. Their friendship dates over 50 years.
Valhalla Vineyard was planted over 20 years ago with a grand cru burgundy clone brought to the United States in the early part of the 20th Century.
With over 35 years of winemaking experience, first as a home winemaker and later after studying grape growing and winemaking at the University of California at Davis,
Gus Anderson maintains a high passion for hands-on winemaking seldom seen in the industry.
Showing a ruby-purple color, the 2009 is a full-bodied wine with a sensational texture. It has light to medium floral tannins with a hint of black pepper and spice. The fruit is vibrant in flavor, interwoven with forest-floor earthiness and raspberries.
Before release, our Pinot Noir gets extended barrel aging and bottle aging. It is ready to enjoy now and will continue to improve in the bottle for years to come, making it a perfect cellar selection.
|Appellation: Napa Valley||Release Date: April 2012|
|Vineyard: Valhalla Vineyard||Harvest Date: September 2009|
|Alcohol: 14.3%||Production: 305 Cases (12/750ml)|
|The Jefferson Cup Invitational honors our 2009 Pinot Noir
with the Medal of Excellence (Gold)
This wine shows off a deep ruby color. It is bright with a
delicate nose of oriental-five-spice and wild strawberries.
Flavors of raspberries, blackberries, and plum are accompanied
by earth tones. Good acidity and ripe tannins carry the day
and make it an excellent wine with food.
Before release, our Pinot Noir gets extended barrel aging and bottle aging. It is ready to drink now and will continue to develop character and finesse for years to come.
|Appellation: Napa Valley||Release Date: April 2011|
|Vineyard: Valhalla Vineyard||Harvest Date: September 2008|
|Alcohol: 14.6%||Production: 150 Cases (12/750ml)|
2007 PINOT NOIR VALHALLA VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY
Following our award winning 2005 and 2006 vintages, we expect you will enjoy this vintage every bit as much.
Our Valhalla Vineyard experienced a long moderate growing season, allowing the fruit to develop good complexity, deep fruit concentration, along with a great balance of sugars and acidity levels. The resulting wine has a bright ruby color, a continuously developing bouquet of wild strawberries, spice and earth tones, and an overall balance that makes it a perfect wine with food.
After 19 months of barrel aging and 15 months of bottle aging, our 2007 Pinot Noir is ready to enjoy now and will continue to gain character for years to come, making it a perfect cellar selection.
|Appellation: Napa Valley||Release Date: July 2010
|Vineyard: Valhalla Vineyard||Harvest Date: September 7, 2007|
|Alcohol: 14.9%||Production: 408 Cases (6/750ml)|
2006 PINOT NOIR VALHALLA VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY
Eagles Trace Wins the Jefferson Cup for the Second Year in a Row!
Eagles Trace 2006 Pinot Noir Valhalla Vineyards has won the prestigious Jefferson Cup (2008) for the top Vinifera red wine.
This Pinot Noir has deep ruby color with a superb nose of black cherry, wild strawberry, and black earth. It fills the mouth with Burgundian flavors of blackberries, raspberries, and spicy earth tones. The wine is full-bodied, rich, and elegant with refined tannins, and very good acidity. It lingers on the palate for a considerable time and should drink well for many years to come.
2005 PINOT NOIR VALHALLA VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY
Winner of the prestigious Jefferson Cup (2007)!
Our 2005 Pinot Noir has a bright and deep ruby in color with a nose of wild strawberry, blackberry and oriental 5-spice. This wine is very Burgundian in flavor with blackberry, plum, raspberry, and earth tones.
This wine is full-bodied and rich with a meatiness flavor. The sweet tannins are refined and the acidity carries the wine to a higher level. It will drink well for many years to come.
|Appellation: Napa Valley||Release Date: April 2008
|Vineyard: Valhalla Vineyard||Bottling Date: April 2007|
|Alcohol: 14.7%||Harvest Date: September 10, 2005|
|Production: 249 Cases (6/750ml)|
2004 PINOT NOIR VALHALLA VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY
Our 2004 Pinot Noir has an outstanding freshness that lingers in the mouth along with the sweet tannins. It has a medium to dark ruby color with a nose of red cherries, blackberry and oriental 5-spice. The cherries and blackberries carry over into the flavors in the mouth.
|Appellation: Napa Valley||Release Date: May 2007
|Vineyard: Valhalla Vineyard||Bottling Date: April 2006|
|Alcohol: 14.8%||Harvest Date: August 25, 2004|
|Production: 460 Cases (6/750ml)|