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by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1275

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Loire reds. Not sure I want change to the Loire whites, generally speaking. We definitely seem to be having greater consistency in Loire Cab Franc vintages, through other factors, such as farming and winemaking approach, surely play some role. Does anyone else think that we also seem to be having m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 382
Views: 23785

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I had a 2016 Durant Pinot last weekend....good stuff. Took a day before it began to unwind and didn't really hit it's stride until days 3/4. I expected the tightness on day 1, but didn't expect it to still be going so strong on day 4 - just so aromatic. Also popped a 2015 Durant Chard that same wee...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1275

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Howard, I definitely think you’re on the money with C-M reds. They used to be a good value for those willing to cellar them for a decade, but they still age well and IMO are definitely a notch or two better than they used to be. I think that Loire reds are also improving, and it’s hard to argue with...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 13th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 66
Views: 2682

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No, not because I have more than enough to last me until I die, and not because I’m so old that I will die before any new-release stuff I would buy will be fully mature. Rather, it’s just that Garagiste and Fass shipments arrived on the same day and I had to carry seven cases of wine in from the ca...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Sean,

Any chance Ed wants to trade a 6-pack?
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 7th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

I haven't tried either! Hope to change that, soon! Marcus and Ed - any more available??? Todd and James, I do have around 15 cases, although we are cutting into that a bit. I know BD11 is coming up fast but we also have a few Berserkers coming to visit over the next month. Let me know if you want m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 2nd, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

2010 vis a vis 2008 taught me that I can excuse my self from the sunshine buffet before the cheese and dessert courses are served. It’s no crime to leave some heat units behind.
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 2nd, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4997

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for all your nice comments, invites and pm's.... I am hoping to spend a day in the Willamette Valley on Monday October 21. Will be staying in Portland with family for 3 days, so one day visiting and tasting is max. Really looking forward to this, a long time goal. (I've never been to CA wine...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 2nd, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 4997

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

[quote="Erica Landon" post_id=2839590 time=1572708408 user_id=16028 Stuart, I feel that it is important to share how difficult it is for small wineries to host appointments during harvest, as we have modest crews juggling an incredible amount of work. We feel that it is such a special time of year, ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 1st, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

Greg Malcolm wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Todd Hamina wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am
Acid is abundant in 19.
I have this visual stuck in my head of RT doing a happy dance. [wow.gif]
There is little doubt that this is a Trimpi vintage. My ABVs coming out of fermenter range from 11.9-12.85%. And acid...is correct.
by Marcus Goodfellow
November 1st, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

And yes Mark, I think you're right. So the arguement of picking to hold onto acid is out the window. Acid is abundant in 19. Acids are excellent in 2019, on both the early and the late side. I picked half our Lewman vineyard fruit on Sept 14th and half on the 29th. Both are very good wines, I don’t...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 26th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6269

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Not to hijack this thread but it would be nice if some producers went with lighter/thinner bottles. I’m not talking about shape but weight. I’ve noticed some producers bottle weights are significantly higher than others, adding up to a couple pound difference over a case. Please hijack away with th...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 25th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6269

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Every positive thing you do for the environment (or anything else) is a positive and better than not doing it, so I'm not discouraging anyone from advocating for better materials, reusing boxes, and so forth. But we probably shouldn't congratulate ourselves very much for whatever we do. If we're ho...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 25th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6269

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

The environmental elephant in the room here is that we're wine drinkers. There are roughly 29,000 square miles of wine grapevines planted world-wide. That's a space roughly the size of South Carolina, not including the accompanying facilities to make the wines themselves. How much better would the ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 25th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

It really is the best. I’ve had the luxury of this experience in a few vineyards in the Willamette Valley, and one in France.

It’s just a neat feeling.
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 24th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6269

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Hi Aaron and all- all great points here. At WineBid, we're acutely aware of the styro issue. We are looking into alternative packaging that will work as well and be as cost effective, and we are actively attempting to recycle all the styro we can for multiple uses, where appropriate. I guess the qu...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 24th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6269

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

to David Bueker, you wrote about styrofoam: "The insulating benefit is negligible." Please present your evidence. My evidence is anecdotal, but based on thousands of shipments over decades, and that evidence is that the insulating benefit is substantial. Before the board turns into a pack of hyenas...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 22nd, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 68
Views: 4046

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

You should also consider:

Belle Pente Willamette Valley
Evesham Wood Willamette Valley

Vincent, Twill, Cameron, and the Colene Clemens suggestion are also all very good wines under $30.
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 16th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1305

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

One more option, surprised I haven't seen it posted here yet. Calling Marcus, How quick can you send Jay a case of your Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Gris Reserve Clover? One of the best Pinot Gris I've tasted and at around $20, it feels like stealing. You'll be happy, your guests will be happy, ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 16th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1305

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

What's the best 3-ring binder? What's the best Applebees? What's the best traffic cone? What's the best canned peas? These burning questions somehow tower over "What's the best Pinot Gris?" Whatever one isn't in your glass. Lol... I’ve got two good ones out right now that you would probably like, e...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 4th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: “Bigger, Bolder” Oregon Pinots

Antica Terra is an excellent call. Robust style but very, very good wines.

Also Angela Estate.
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 3rd, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas Pinot 2007 Bottle Variation
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Thomas Pinot 2007 Bottle Variation

Other than the Anti flavor Group, a large percentage of wine drinkers didn’t like the 07 Oregon vintage to begin with. It was always a drink young vintage. The few 07s I purchased are mostly long gone. The bottle variations in 07s, in general, I believe are due to having just held them to long and ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
October 3rd, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas Pinot 2007 Bottle Variation
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Thomas Pinot 2007 Bottle Variation

Gordon is not too off mark. I think half the wines were awful. Those who did well, did well. But for many it was the first tough vintage they saw here in Oregon. Much like 2019... 2019...a good vintage to do well in. Just can’t sit around waiting for sugars in 2019, flavors were great before the de...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 25th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6451

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

This thread has gone so wrong regarding R.E.Lee It's just so easy to judge the past when you're not living it. I find based on past experience that most people that "judge" the behavior of the past don't really know much of the actual history of the time... As one of the few blacks on this board, m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 25th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6451

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

The Robert E Lee stuff...what are they commemorating? Second place in the Civil War? By all accounts, he was a gentleman, but he led an army against my country and killed American soldiers, should I put up memorials to Isaac Brock, as well? It's a little more complicated. The Iron Chancellor, Otto ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 25th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6451

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

My grandparents were survivors of the Holocaust; their children, spouses, siblings and parents were not. Growing up, I was told by family members and teachers to boycott German products. Following the Holocaust, Germany paid reparations to survivors and today, Germany is a friend of Israel and seem...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 24th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Variety and Aging
Replies: 27
Views: 979

Re: Grape Varietal and Aging

Doug Schulman wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 11:37 am
Producer, producer, producer. Then other factors.
+1

Absolutely on the money.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 24th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caol Ila 18
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: Caol Ila 18

dcornutt wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm
This is good stuff. Isla malt. I love it.
+1
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 24th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,

mattcitrang wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 4:18 am
Besides Goodfellow I had another Oregon winery ship their Pinot also. First time purchases for both, not a good way to start.
As noted above, if you have ANY issue with the wines I will replace them. Or simply take them back and refund your purchase. 100% your option.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 7397

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

Bob Hughes wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 8:32 am
I would be up for this as well - just checked and I have some of Marcus' wines from 2008.
Great! The decanting method will be good for these. They are “showing” well but usually best after several hours of being open.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 23rd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: Anyone know which winery uses NEWBERG STORAGE & SHIPPING Tualatin, OR,

Josh, So sorry for the hassle. Normally Newberg Mail Room is very conservative with shipments. I’m not sure why they chose this week to ship, but we’ve asked them to make sure nothing else ships until temperatures are fully appropriate for shipping. We normally hold shipments until they are ready to...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 23rd, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 36
Views: 1857

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Rick Allen wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 10:14 pm
Stop by for a beer. I'm three blocks from Goodfellow.
I’ll walk him over myself.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 6th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Like Jason inquiry in for 3 cases! And maybe a couple extras - so excited for these [cheers.gif] May have blown ordering for BD11 or maybe a chance to restock. BD 11 is going to be where the wheels come off! [berserker.gif] Kidding, but I am hoping that we can work up something really fun for BD 11.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 6th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8116

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Nope. Same thing. Mid-pallet onset of surgical bitterness, followed by a hint of new rubber pool toys. Slightly more refined than a supermarket one, but basically the same as a $10 Chard. 18 months on 78% new oak. Part of me is starting to question - is it oak in the Chard config that somehow morph...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 6th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Chardonnay window is wider, the wines seem to taste well through the aging process. I like the vineyard designates with 3-4 years on them as a start. But they really seem to keep on improving for 7-10. Thanks again for all of the love and posts. We woork hard and have a lot of fun producing these wi...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 6th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Oh my! 11 wines and the descriptions/food pairing recommendations etc...I know I desire multiples of each and need to inquire about any possibilities of large formats Just 😮 [wow.gif] flirtysmile Large formats are possible. It’s my youngest sons birth year, so I did a range of things. These are a l...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 5th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

After reading so many good things about their wines here on WB, I joined the list and placed my first order yesterday, a mixed case. Am really looking forward to finally trying these wines! Excellent. As someone who is a huge fan (top holding in my cellar by far), I’d recommend opening the Pinots i...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 28th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2322

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

Great question and good to see the responses.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 27th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4992

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Interesting Ron, I think the delicacy of the '11s might be what you're referring to. I expect "lighter" vintages to look their age earlier more than they taste of it. By contrast, vintages of greater intensity and color might need to stumble through the years the '11s are already gracefully stridin...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 26th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4992

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Agreed James and Marcus, would be nice to dig into 05 for example or 02. But will require some procurement that some of us might be able to do for the group.
I do think we’d need to tap the participating winemakers and also see if we can procure wines from some of the other wineries.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 26th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8116

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

There is a world of crappy Chardonnay, but you should venture into the Willamette Valley(and Chablis of course where pricing is still half sane). Look to: Bethel Heights Haden Fig “Juliette” Cameron Walter Scott Arterberry Maresh Johan Vincent ...and my wines. For <$30, Cameron, Vincent, Walter Sco...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 26th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8116

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Yes, this was a lower end Chard, for sure. Mass market. Don't even recall what producer, I suppressed it. But a few months back I had Stag's Leap (which was also on the cheaper side, admittedly) - same thing. And numerous other ones. It's what's kept me away from Chards over the years and only by t...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4992

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

From someone who hopefully has years of enjoyment ahead from many of the makers popular in these forums - I would like to learn more about any Closed Periods of your favorite Oregon Pinot Noirs. Your experiences on when/if you have encountered Bottles well stored in you cellar that are shut down. I...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4992

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Todd Laubach wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 5:53 am
Drank a 2002 St. Innocent Freedom Hill over Memorial Day weekend that was just phenomenal. One of the best domestic pinot's I have ever had.
Great vintage for St. I, good to know they are holding up well.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 24th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8116

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

larry schaffer wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 10:32 am
RichardFlack wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 10:22 am
It’s winemaker then terroir in that order.
This is increasingly becoming the case across the board these days . . .

Cheers.
Ugh...Seriously, try some Willamette Valley chardonnays.

Or Rhys, or Kutch.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 24th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8116

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

The only issue with Chardonnay is that it is grown outside Burgundy and Chablis. Isn't all chablis burgundy but not all Burgundy is chablis? Oregon. You've been shown the water. RT But I am not going to drink.... 2017 Jobard Muersault “ Les Poruzots” $150/btl 2017 Jobard Muersault “Charmes” $200/bt...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 24th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here's One for You Lawyers
Replies: 47
Views: 3889

Re: Here's One for You Lawyers

I, too, like Neil Martin. A demonstrated willingness to change one's scores, even if that means downgrading, inspires confidence that the reviewer is being honest, as opposed to protecting their initial impression. Quite frankly, I wish I saw more of that out of the wine geek community. Quite the o...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 24th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2916

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 1:19 pm
I don't know- that's not a wine I'd drink poolside on a hot day, but I'm no Phil Mickelson.
Ha! +1

85 Haut Brion is awesome, but the pairing is terrible. I am pretty sure Donhoff makes it to AZ.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 24th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 18801

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Josh Grossman wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Chris Freemott wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Thanks Peter and Brad. Kind of you.

The tasting stem is indeed hand blown. And available on the site for sale. :)
Think I'm soon to put in an order as I've broke six of my 12 of the GG. I can't have nice things.
They’re great for our wines, and I would really recommend the Liberté and Cru.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 24th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8116

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

More than any other grape varietal, I seem to always get a kind of chemical, artificial taste with them, unless I kind of splash on Failla or Lioco etc. But all the everyday Chards I buy are all awful. Oak can muddle things up, but it's not that, it's something else that just feels processed. What ...

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