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by Marcus Goodfellow
June 17th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette/McMinnville
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Willamette/McMinnville

Todd Hamina wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Sure Mitch.
You get the Hemingway award for that post...
by Marcus Goodfellow
June 2nd, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

So after reading the description for the new Dundee Hills Chardonnay, what is the difference between it and the Durant bottling? Rich, I haven't tried any of my '16 Pinots yet, so thanks for notes. Hi Bob, In 2017 during harvest Paul Durant offered me an additional block for Chardonnay. The blocks ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
June 2nd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2975

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Been saying this for years and the reality of it is finally settling in. Pinot Gris outside of basically one place on earth just isn’t that amazing. It has a distinct ceiling to it and given its relative ease to grow, relative low acidity and relative early picking dates makes it an easy thing to m...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 27th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1381

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Marcus: Will arrive in Portland around 2 Pm 6/4, hope to be in McMinnville sometime after 4, factoring in time to get luggage, pickup rental car and then drive to McM. What time will you be open to? We’re by appointment, so no hours. But if you’re just getting into town at 4:00(ish), we can meet yo...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 27th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2626

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I love Chardonnay from all over, but I've never had one that made me think of Chablis, other than Chablis of course. Doesn't make the others any less (or better). Heck, sometimes Chablis doesn't taste like Chablis...usually that's when it's young and primary, not always tho. So, to push this one st...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 23rd, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2626

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

SC Mountain Chard is a leaner style than say Russian River or Napa, but they are still a poster child of new world fruitier versions of Chardonnay in comparison to mineral driven, higher acid Chablis . Perhaps Oregon/Washington would be closer stylistically than SC Mountains. I don't know if you me...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 23rd, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 2870

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

I believe of our 27 PN releases 17 are from a single clone. Sometimes it is the point, sometimes that’s all there is. Regardless, differing point of view and it seems Mr. Sloan and I would disagree. And that's what makes this wonderful world of ours go round so fascinatingly. I need to try more Pat...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 21st, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1381

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Thanks for the recommendations everyone. I think I'll focus on Dundee/McMinville on Saturday, and Eola/Salem on Sunday. Rick - I may stop in around lunchtime on Saturday. I've heard good things about your beer. Todd - looking forward to trying your wines late Saturday afternoon. Vincent - sorry to ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 21st, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1381

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Damm you guys are making it difficult for me. I don't know if I should visit, Vincent, Todd, David, Marcus, or Jim on Saturday. They better have spit buckets for me otherwise I'll never make it back to I-5 without driving into the ditch. Spit buckets are plentiful(and if you prefer a cup, we have t...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 21st, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1381

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

jon leifer wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 5:44 pm
My wife and I will be in the area early June following Memorial Day..Anything going on? Any Berserker winemakers gonna be around?
We bottle the 5-7th, but if you’re in before that give me a shout.
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 13th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

A 2008 Matello Bishop Creek PN last night was corked. Shoot! I will see if I can dig out another bottle to replace the corked one. If I don’t, We can either refund you or exchange a different library bottle for you. Sounds good, thanks! I really like your wines, so I’d rather have a replacement of ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 12th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Spring Selections from Goodfellow: A couple of new wines being released. Dundee Hills Chardonnay, Ribbon Ridge Pinot, 2015 Syrah Reserve... Can't wait to try all of these. Marcus, Why did the 2016 Whistling Ridge Blancs get an extra year in bottle. I've already drank more than a few of the 2017's??...
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 12th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

rfelthoven wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 3:13 pm
2010 Matello Durant Pinot noir. In a really lovely spot. Black cherries, tilled soil, spice and slightest hint of caramel. Texture is still somewhat lively but resolved. Can’t see a better time to enjoy.
2010s seem to be in a great window right now.
by Marcus Goodfellow
May 12th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Mike Evans wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 5:57 am
A 2008 Matello Bishop Creek PN last night was corked.
Shoot! I will see if I can dig out another bottle to replace the corked one. If I don’t, We can either refund you or exchange a different library bottle for you.
by Marcus Goodfellow
April 30th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grapes as an alternate agricultural crop.
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Grapes as an alternate agricultural crop.

Ha! Love the Onion...
by Marcus Goodfellow
April 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 29
Views: 2919

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

rfelthoven wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 1:19 pm
It's as if Todd Hamina opened a wine shop.
[rofl.gif]
by Marcus Goodfellow
April 16th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3076

Re: What's your house champagne?

Lallement NV

Bereche NV

Lassaigne Les Vins de Monteguex

Agrapart

Larmandier-Bernier (and again in agreement that the Longitude is worth the $$$, and we drink a decent amount of the Terre Vertus bottling)

The aforementioned Moncuit
by Marcus Goodfellow
April 16th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3076

Re: What's your house champagne?

jcoley3 wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm
J. Rock wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:15 pm
I'm still new to exploring Champagne, but my current favorite entry level Champagne is Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (NV).
Also a good one. Try the 1er bottling too.
+1

We drink a fair amount of the Davos from Pierre Moncuit.
by Marcus Goodfellow
April 1st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 75
Views: 2213

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

I don't, which is why I don't buy classified growth Bordeaux, high-end Burgundy, and allocated Napa Cabs. To me, the juice in the bottle is not that much better, if at all better, than many other wines and I'm not interested in letting people know what I'm drinking or conspicuous consumption. In so...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 27th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1442

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Ken switched to Diam closures beginning with the 2014 Vintage so hopefully compromised bottles will be a thing of the past. We'd be happy to replace both the damaged bottle and Rick's experimental bottle. That’s a really nice thing to do, but was the bottle damaged? It sounds like it was just showi...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 27th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The '17 Whistling Ridge Blanc that Sean ^^^ gave me. Lovely vibrant wine, wonderful aromatics, masterful blend. (62% Riesling, 18% Pinot Noir, 14% Pinot Blanc, 6% Gewurztraminer.) That’s great news Wes! Glad you liked the wine, the vineyard is tremendous and that wine is the Ichiro of my line up.
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 27th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had a 2013 Durant SVD Pinot the other night that was lovely. Sounds great. I keep hearing 2013 is a challenged vintage, but based on all the PN and Chard I’ve had from the vintage I don’t understand that characterization. I’ve enjoyed it more than ‘12 and ‘14, which tend to get a lot of love (altho...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 27th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17745

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Thanks for the birthday wishes everybody! The older I get, the more I really appreciate them. Travis-we have an 820L acacia foudre of the Riesling, but the plan is to pull 50 cases out for a Riesling bottling, and the rest will go into the field blend. It’s typically a single press load, but we spli...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 26th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1442

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Bummer on the pre-mox’d Roulot Doug. Good point on much of the Chard coming in before the torrential rain in late September. Megan Joy of Goodfellow and Temperance Hill Vineyard made a good counterpoint at the event that Chard and rain is not like Pinot and rain. So even later stuff probably wasn’t...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 23rd, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Thank you!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1891

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Hey everyone, I was doing a fundraiser via my Facebook page and with local friends but then I thought I could at least share it with my WB friends!! Feel free to post here or through PM's I have a friend who originally lived in my hometown of Bakersfield, CA but had to move to cleaner air due to he...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 12th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

First of all, appellation laws are really about property rights...the right of the owner of a piece of land to defend himself against those who would call wine from the south of France or California 'Champagne' or 'Burgundy'. It's also very political, witness the reach of the Napa Valley and Russia...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 9th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I'm not sure the better wineries with the name of an AVA get much advantage. The consumers who buy higher end wines generally know the difference, and the name makes their winery/wines harder to locate on an internet search rather than easier (confusion make work against them as much as for them). ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 9th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

The TTB rules, AVA rules, etc., are like anything else. Laws and regulations are not made by a group of wise old men pondering the betterment of mankind. People with a particular interest get involved. People with money help drive the conversation. People with less interest are less involved. And s...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 9th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ wine article
Replies: 37
Views: 2299

Re: WSJ wine article

Julian Marshall wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 9:18 am
I'm not a WS subscriber, but I don't miss the one-size-fits-all era at all. It worked fine in the 80s, but we will be drinking the consequences of that particular hegemony for many years to come. The more the merrier, however cacophonous it can seem at times.
Well said.
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Here’s a link to the complete “readable” version.

https://www.ttb.gov/wine/bam/c9-appella ... e-date.pdf
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Here’s the reg you are looking for: An approved American viticultural area 1) Not less than 85 percent of the wine must be derived from grapes grown in the named viticultural area; AND 2) The wine must be fully finished (except for cellar treatment pursuant to §4.22(c), and blending that does not re...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Marcus, as much as I want to agree with you, and its not my job to defend either Adam or Brian since I know they can do so by themselves, but this is from TTB site, I just cut it out seconds ago so I know its the latest, and from the mouth, so to speak: ---------------------------------------- With...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

? You said “forget sleazebags like Copper Cane”, and pointed out that good CA wineries using Willamette Valley fruit would help consumers. The Copper Cane issue will have, literally, millions of consumers drinking a wine that isn’t what it says it is. And is by multiple opinions on this thread, cra...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Jim, we're in agreement, main reason I mentioned Siduri and Loring, and provided the link to Siduri label above. Not to argue with Marcus' point of view, because it made no sense to me seeing how its been done before. I have argued multiple times in this thread, that Oregon wineries probably would ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Regarding if I purchased Napa or Washington fruit. For Napa, no I may not use the AVA . TTB regulations prohibit the use of an AVA label unless the wine was finished in the state containing the AVA. That’s a federal regulation . I wasn't sure about that. Thanks for the info. AVAs are applied for by...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

But the take home message is that all these regulations are just another form of trade war, in this case interstate instead of international. Draw the conclusions you will. Your logic, broadly applied, implies that virtually all regulation and licensing requirements are purely protectionist trade t...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Well stated, my friend. There is no doubt that with the name chosen, they were 'implying' certain things that were not true. Just as Franzia had put the word 'Napa' on a wine that was not from the Napa area. Some things seem so plain to see - how this made it through the TTB when they won't let me ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 8th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I understand Marcus's perspective, as a producer he wants to "protect" his name and area. But really what he's advocating is not much different than the protectionist wholesalers who want to restrict interstate shipping. It's just that: protectionism. I.e., a restriction of the freedom to do busine...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 7th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5973

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black rasp...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 7th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I've asked the question before and I'll ask it again - when discussing grape processing, for instance, how 'reflective of the terroir of the vineyard and site' is it when you remove all MOG, destem everything, cluster sort to remove 'under' or 'over' ripe clusters, grape sort to remove grapes that ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 7th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I guess it comes down to whether an AVA is a legal designation for fruit from a specific territory or, in effect, a trade association for local producers. It sounds like you view it more like the latter. I realize that winemakers like you may feel like the out-of-state producers are free riders, bu...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 6th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Ridiculous, yes, but this is not bad lawyering, it's lobbying, I bet. I'd guess it's something the Oregon industry insisted on. For sure. It’s annoying to Greg(and maybe other consumers) but it’s how I take care of my family, pay my mortgage, and hopefully one day retire with something other than a...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

And then there's this: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/03/06/698248352/oregon-wineries-come-together-to-save-grapes-rejected-for-smoke-taint So after Copper Cane rejected the grapes, a bunch of wineries got together to help the growers. "Four wineries — Willamette Valley Vineyards, King E...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 6th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

stupid lawyer crap ridiculousness Ridiculous, yes, but this is not bad lawyering, it's lobbying, I bet. I'd guess it's something the Oregon industry insisted on. For sure. It’s annoying to Greg(and maybe other consumers) but it’s how I take care of my family, pay my mortgage, and hopefully one day ...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

I am a layman. What is MOG? Thanks Matter Other than Grape. Leaves, bugs, rot, canes, felcos(clippers), gloves, and once a wrapper for a Big Mac. We don’t have much for lizards in the Willamette Valley, but a friend of mine worked at Mas de Gourgonnier for a harvest and lizards were in play for sure.
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 3rd, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

What do you think Larry? Does the sorting/removal of MOG make better wine? Define 'better'? That really is a challenge. Theoretically, it will make the fruit 'cleaner' and remove some 'background noise' in a wine. But no one can truly tell you what MOG adds to a finished wine or 'takes away' from a...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 3rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 12:52 pm
Reasearch of qualitative assessments is notoriously fraught with palate.

But you knew that when you asked the question.
FIFY
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 3rd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

There are a number of California wineries who get fruit from a fair distance away: SRH, SLH, Anderson Valley, even Oregon, and truck it to Sonoma County. Even some growers who truck fruit for their own label quite a distance to a winery facility. I can't count how many times I've seen fruit sitting...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 3rd, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

He agreed to change the label AFTER selling the remaining 900K bottles. That's a lot of bad PN. Contrarian view: a million bottles of PN with Oregon splashed all over the label consumed throughout the US it is good for the overall demand of Oregon wine. Contrarian view to the contrarian view: a mil...
by Marcus Goodfellow
March 2nd, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6037

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Thanks John, I do think its crazy that you can use the very specific vineyard name, but the less-specific AVA name is barred for interstate wines. Cheers, Bill The vineyard name has no legal regulation, while the AVAs are a legislative creation(or perhaps more accurately, a regulatory creation by t...

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