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by Marcus Goodfellow
September 15th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

Jim Anderson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 9:40 am
Clearing skies in parts of YC. Saw some blue sky out on vineyards yesterday evening and this morning. Take what we can get.

If only they had raked the forest and swept up the leaves!
Good to see actual clouds today
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 14th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22030

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

2020 Goodfellow Rauch-vin Joking...I hope Full disclosure, even if we don’t have smoke taint, the vintage in WV will be a challenge. My first pick came in at 1.24 tons per acre. Yields are way down, so while I do believe we are dodging a bullet on taint, the fruit we do have will not be much. Guess...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 11th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22030

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Trader Joe's and other discount stores are going to have a ton of bargain wines that nobody has ever previously heard of on the shelf in a few years featuring the 2020 vintage and several premium appellations on the labels. I'm guessing that these low-taint grapes will be "just fine" for low end bo...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 11th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22030

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

As with anything else in life, it is always best to do your own homework - even here on this board. One person's 'perfect wine' is another's 85 pointer - and they are both correct because it is their opinion. We still don't really know what to expect with vintage 2020 - and it's simply too early to...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 11th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Is La Guiraude a single vineyard? I don't think so. It is similar to Clos de la Roilette's "Tardive" bottling, a pick of barrels, not of vineyard. This. Graillot Crozes was our house wine for a couple of years, as my local store (Repaire de Bacchus in Passy) had cases of it. Great juice at a great ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 11th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

My hopes that everybody survives. With today's news, it doesn't look like Oregon is any better off than California, maybe as bad or worse in some places. Talked to friends in Denver, who went from 102 degrees F to 3 inches of snow in 24 hours. Obviously nowhere near as bad as California, Oregon and...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 10th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

Had a picture sent to me near the golf course in Lincoln City and the place looked like hell. I'm not posting it because I can't confirm its accuracy but even so, a fire in Lincoln City? How is that even possible? I've been to the coast in August and September and froze my ass off. Wild. It's unfor...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 9th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

Feels like I’ve been in the car all day long. And at this point, there’s too many people in Oregon suffering real losses for me to think our issues are very important. My heart goes out to southern Oregon. And the area I grew up in is a mess, and evacuated. It’s far too early to comment on smoke tai...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 9th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

jpeg Seems like the Chehalem Mountain fire is abating as it is starting to lighten up both in terms of daylight and smoke intensity to our northeast. However to the Southwest it looks darker and more intense now. Feel like the wind is starting to turn as well. Just spoke to people at Bethel Heights...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 9th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

Eola-Amity(Salem) is rough. Power is out and fire mapping is in the red. But as is noted in the CA thread, topography will create a range of outcomes. Also, according to Paul Gordon’s rule of thumb, distance from the fires to the vineyards is well beyond where a short term exposure would taint the ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 9th, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Belle Pente offering
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Belle Pente offering

Indeed, Brian is a great guy, and Belle Pente make some fantastic wines. Would love to see them gain bigger following on this board and elsewhere. 100% agreement. Brian and Jill are exceptional and you're really missing one of the Willamette's best if you don't try (and age) some of their wines. RT...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 8th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

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Durant...

McMinnville is a bit smokey tonight, and I hope that everyone outside of town is safe and well. There are a number of smaller fires in the Valley now, but these are being actively combatted.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 8th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

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Whistling Ridge at 2:30
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 8th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

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Fir Crest today at 4:30. Ominous but high up.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 8th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

Eola-Amity(Salem) is rough. Power is out and fire mapping is in the red. But as is noted in the CA thread, topography will create a range of outcomes. Also, according to Paul Gordon’s rule of thumb, distance from the fires to the vineyards is well beyond where a short term exposure would taint the v...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 8th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9591

Re: Fires-Oregon

In NO way am I trying to minimize what California is experiencing and, if anything, this thread is about coming to a greater level of understanding about their collective experience. There are real deal fires up in Oregon and in the Willamette Valley as we speak. Hot temps, super dry conditions and...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 7th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 579
Views: 40434

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The thread on “Aging Oregon Chardonnay” got me thinking (and thirsty), so I went down to the cellar and pulled corks on the ‘14 & ‘15 Richard’s and the ‘15 Durant. Sitting here with a glass of the ‘14 Richard’s - the nose still features that reductive petrol/matchstick. Great persistence on the fin...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 7th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 579
Views: 40434

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

VIN0VIN0 LIKES THIS WINE: (EDIT)92 Points 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 4 Monday, August 31, 2020 - Opened this excellent Oregon pinot from Marcus Goodfellow. Purchased while we were there for a tasting back in March of 2018. Loads of ripe black and red cherry, zingy acidit...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 7th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling spritz and sweetness
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Hmmm...

TomHill wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 10:54 am
Ethan Abraham wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 10:36 am
Recork and shake, repeat until no longer spritzy.
How does that relate to travel shock beating down a wine's character?
Tom
I travel with Riesling all the time...and always find it to be of good character ;)
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 7th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7722

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Thread bump. Just went in for some 2018 Morgen Long wines to try (WV, Durant Vineyard, and Marine). For those who have had these, any recommendations regarding decanting? Also, any of the winemakers on this thread have some insights on how the 2019 vintage chardonnays are developing? I’m really, re...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 7th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7722

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Thread bump. Just went in for some 2018 Morgen Long wines to try (WV, Durant Vineyard, and Marine). For those who have had these, any recommendations regarding decanting? Also, any of the winemakers on this thread have some insights on how the 2019 vintage chardonnays are developing? I’m really, re...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 6th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7722

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

2010 Cameron Clos Electrique - A great bottle of Chardonnay. Still lots of fresh fruit, but adding baked fruit aroma and flavors as well. Probably has 5-6 years (at least) left. Tried this pre-Covid at L&E and loved it. One of the best OR Chards I've ever had. When we did a tasting of 2010 Chardonn...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 4th, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 67
Views: 3395

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

First pick date is set. September 9th. Possibly could pick something on the 7th but I doubt that will happen. This is some young vine Dijon 943 I picked up later in the summer to guard against some lower tonnages. Super small clusters. Vineyard manager has an estimate of 3.4 tons/acre. Mine is 2.2 ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 3rd, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

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And who would have thought Josh Raynolds would use so many words to describe a Pinot Gris when he could have just written, “crappy and insipid”

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by Marcus Goodfellow
September 3rd, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

Kris Patten wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 12:32 pm
Nice follow up on Oregon in Vinous today with all the non-Pinot Noir wines.
And older Chardonnays! [wink.gif]
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 2nd, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22030

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

On the ETS Website now: "Turnaround Times for Smoke Impact Testing We are currently reporting from the pool of grape berry smoke impact samples received on 25 August. Grape berry samples received early today are projected to be reportable by 27 September, and wine samples received early today are p...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 67
Views: 3395

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

Yup, while I have the work ethic from growing up on a farm, I can still only pick about half as fast as most pickers. And unless trellises changed to raise the fruit zone up another 16-18” I would spend any money I made picking on chiropractic bills.
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 2nd, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 67
Views: 3395

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

With the small crop load, Brix can jump very quickly. Being a newer winemaker, I'm still trying to lock down logistical details like trailer rental, let alone picking decisions. How far out do you feel like you have to make the call on picking, just from the perspective of locking down your labor? ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 2nd, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 67
Views: 3395

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

With the small crop load, Brix can jump very quickly. Being a newer winemaker, I'm still trying to lock down logistical details like trailer rental, let alone picking decisions. How far out do you feel like you have to make the call on picking, just from the perspective of locking down your labor? ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 2nd, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 67
Views: 3395

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

Bump. We had a nice, warm August: A strong long iron shot? Any worries about this heat wave, especially given how dry things have been? Daytime temps in the 90s as far as I can see. Do things still have a ways to go, or is there a danger of some vineyards overshooting the green? I have zero sense o...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 2nd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 67
Views: 3395

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

Bump. We had a nice, warm August: A strong long iron shot? Any worries about this heat wave, especially given how dry things have been? Daytime temps in the 90s as far as I can see. Do things still have a ways to go, or is there a danger of some vineyards overshooting the green? I have zero sense o...
by Marcus Goodfellow
September 1st, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

2019 is a growers year. It was very surprising how many top houses had botrytis and had to pick weeks before the fruit was ready. There's no doubt that quality will be all over the board. Caveat emptor. With the number of new wineries out there, 2019s conditions may be a challenge for those that ha...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 31st, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 242
Views: 22030

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Course, Enartis/Vinquiry got out of the testing business earlier this year. ETS took over their business & clients. I'd be surprised if they expanded very much...seems likely they'd assume less business due to the pandemic and it's effect on the wine economy. So it seems likely that we lost a fair ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 31st, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

I hope people look to Josh’s reviews. He’s been covering Oregon for quite some time and has a good ability to review a range of styles.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 30th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

I've had premoxed Dagueneau and, lately, Vatan ('11 and '13). With the heat of 2011, do you think that this will be a vintage where the wines simply do not age as well? Sulfur efficacy is greatly enhanced by lower pH and most 2011 wines that I have sampled have lacked acidity(for my preferences). I...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 30th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

Thank you Fred. I completely agree that 2016-2018 is a remarkable three years for the Willamette Valley. Lovely wines all around. Kelley Fox is another that Josh reviewed well and is very much worth seeking out. What are your feelings 2019, Marcus? It’s a curious vintage. I don’t have a wide sampli...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 30th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

William Kelley wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 7:59 am
I've had premoxed Dagueneau and, lately, Vatan ('11 and '13).
With the heat of 2011, do you think that this will be a vintage where the wines simply do not age as well? Sulfur efficacy is greatly enhanced by lower pH and most 2011 wines that I have sampled have lacked acidity(for my preferences).
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 30th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

I have yet to have an older Dagueneau that was oxidised. Not a huge sample selection these days, as I buy less than I used to. And for a timely but less well known wine, we opened a bottle of 2010 Claude Lafond Reuilly Blanc 4 days ago. When I briefly worked in distribution my company carried Claude...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 30th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study

That is one fun and pretty awesome tasting. 88 Krug Clos du Mesnil is one of the all-time-greats. Give it seven stars! For what has been released so far or tasted as a still wine, Robert Moncuit's Chetillons has never moved me in the same way that Peters' has and doesn't seem to have the same poten...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 29th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

Thank you Fred. I completely agree that 2016-2018 is a remarkable three years for the Willamette Valley. Lovely wines all around. Kelley Fox is another that Josh reviewed well and is very much worth seeking out.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 27th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chandon de Briailles 2007 PV Ile des Vergelesses
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Chandon de Briailles 2007 PV Ile des Vergelesses

Anyone have insight into the 2010 or 2012 vintages of this wine? I drank my 2007’s too early. It was still young when I last had it in 2015 or 2016. I am sitting on 24 bottles of the 2010 and 18 bottles of the 2012, but have yet to open one. There are two recent notes in CT on the 2010 saying it is...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 27th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7559

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

That’s a great question. Flavors do evolve, and regardless of the ability to measure it in a lab most winemakers have their own very subjective beliefs as to what “physiological ripeness” is. Flavors do evolve up through a spectrum, in addition to gaining sugars in the fruit. As acids drop out ther...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 27th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8050

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

That is terrible news about McHenry. So sad to hear.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 26th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acid and aging
Replies: 25
Views: 1586

Re: Acid and aging

Update: letting it sit overnight in the fridge then come up to drinking temperature yielded a better balanced wine, where the acid and tannins complement each other instead of the acid being a little overwhelming. Yes, I did let it sit open for an hour or so before I poured a glass and let the glas...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Mellen Meyer makes some tasty sparklers, but if you start making them Marcus I may need a second mortgage. I’ve waffled a bit on that ever since Andrew started his company. Too much do already vs. exploring one of the most interesting styles of wine(and we drink quite a bit of grower bubbles at the...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Al Osterheld wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 10:40 am
Starting up a sparkling wine production seems like a lot of work at least if you keep it in house.

-Al
Totally in agreement. Andrew’s company provides equipment and his experience from base wine, tirage, and disgorgement.
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Mellen Meyer makes some tasty sparklers, but if you start making them Marcus I may need a second mortgage. I’ve waffled a bit on that ever since Andrew started his company. Too much do already vs. exploring one of the most interesting styles of wine(and we drink quite a bit of grower bubbles at the...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: TN: 2017 Ayoub Anonimo vnyd Pinot Noir

I tried to walk in their place when I was in Oregon two weeks ago but no one was home. It was a house on a hill next to a vineyard but no one was there. Use to know their winemaker back when he made wine at Stags Leap Winery, but that was 13 years ago. Robert Brittan has a shared winery space in Mc...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 25th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

A few years ago, Andrew Davis started a custom sparkling wine business. Andrew was at Argyle for many years, and his business has allowed for quite a number of small producers in the Willamette Valley to start making their own bubbly projects. It’s a work in progress, and many of the wines are estab...
by Marcus Goodfellow
August 23rd, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 394

TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle

1D619365-843E-42EB-B864-FBD478A9D9CE.jpeg Really nice work. The nose is really solid. Great delicate interplay between grain and dough, with just a wee bit of reduction. I really like the delicate quality of this wine and the personality expressing itself in an autumnal way. It continues to open up...

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