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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#401 Post by Richard T r i m p i » February 2nd, 2020, 1:50 pm

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I know with Marcus' wines that folks are sometimes worried about drinking them too young, but if you have more than one bottle of the 2016 Durant in the cellar, you should give serious consideration to checking it out soon.
Bob, you might remember that I brought that 2016 Durant Chard to a Talula's dinner. It was ready to go and on point. If the 2017 is better....wowza.

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#402 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » February 2nd, 2020, 2:08 pm

2016s are charming, balanced, and generous enough to pop a cork now, and still age for a decade in the very best ways. To some extent they came out of the gate with their hair combed neatly and a courteous disposition. I am with Bob though, 2017s have a bit more depth, mystery and a charismatic attitude...but still an attitude.
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#403 Post by Al Osterheld » February 2nd, 2020, 6:19 pm

Since I've been sitting on bottles of the 2016 Durant Chardonnay, I went to the locker to pull a bottle (along with other things). Won't open tonight, still finishing a 2012 Cameron Clos Electrique.

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#404 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » February 2nd, 2020, 9:11 pm

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Since I've been sitting on bottles of the 2016 Durant Chardonnay, I went to the locker to pull a bottle (along with other things). Won't open tonight, still finishing a 2012 Cameron Clos Electrique.

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#405 Post by Al Osterheld » February 2nd, 2020, 9:23 pm

Very cool! The 2012 Clos Electrique I'm drinking is a bit of a disappointment, it's still quite enjoyable but a bit more advanced than it should be. May just be the bottle, which I actually bought at a (high end) supermarket yesterday, and I haven't had any previous 2012s. But, you can tell the underlying grapes are top-notch.

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#406 Post by Philip G » February 3rd, 2020, 5:27 am

Drank a 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Willamette Valley over the weekend. So well balanced and just plain drinkable. Is there anything of this quality at the price?
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#407 Post by Ian H » February 3rd, 2020, 3:44 pm

2017 Pumphouse Block Pinot. This is really excellent! Pretty, complex, and lots of stuffing.
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#408 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » February 3rd, 2020, 6:53 pm

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2017 Pumphouse Block Pinot. This is really excellent! Pretty, complex, and lots of stuffing.
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2017 Pumphouse is a special bottling. That block is 850’ up and east facing. Planted mid-90’s, the vines are mature, quintessential Temperance Hill fruit, layered and beautiful, with lots of stuffing! We went high whole cluster, and the Pumphouse Block is one 500L puncheon of 100% stems and one barrique of 66%. Glad you enjoyed it!
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#409 Post by Ian H » February 4th, 2020, 6:20 pm

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2017 Pumphouse Block Pinot. This is really excellent! Pretty, complex, and lots of stuffing.
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2017 Pumphouse is a special bottling. That block is 850’ up and east facing. Planted mid-90’s, the vines are mature, quintessential Temperance Hill fruit, layered and beautiful, with lots of stuffing! We went high whole cluster, and the Pumphouse Block is one 500L puncheon of 100% stems and one barrique of 66%. Glad you enjoyed it!
Enjoy it I did. Finished off the bottle tonight. Try to find something equivalent in Burgundy for $50!
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#410 Post by JDavisRoby » February 8th, 2020, 6:28 pm

2017 Temperance Hill Pinot. Opened the 2017 Whistling Ridge ten days or so ago.

I think prefer the Whistling Ridge a bit more but they are both delicious. The Whistling Ridge is just a bit more aromatic for me.
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#411 Post by Richard T r i m p i » February 28th, 2020, 3:21 pm

2017 Temperance Hill Pumphouse Block Pinot Noir - Beautiful clear red color, deceptively light, a signature trait of many of Marcus's Pinots. An ungiving tight nose with hints of baking spice, licorice, sous bois and black cherry. The flavor profile is even tighter with soft spiced pomegranate. The structure is lovely. Sappy smooth and bright acidity followed by a mild yet persistent tannic finish. Coiled a little too tight for pop & pour. Let this sleep for 3 - 5+ years and reap the rewards. Reminiscent of an uncooperatively youthful Village/Bourgogne Chambolle.

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#412 Post by Jason T » March 1st, 2020, 9:15 am

Popped a 17 Berserker Cuvee yesterday afternoon and followed it throughout the evening. Felt like I could really taste the power of the Durant fruit and yet it was still light, beautiful, and layered. Punched well above it's weight.
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#413 Post by Doug Uno » March 12th, 2020, 10:54 pm

Helped bottle the Goodfellow Chardonnays today. Tomorrow he plans to bottle most of his Pinots. Marcus says his 2018’s have a great purity of fruit!
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#414 Post by Todd Hamina » March 12th, 2020, 11:00 pm

Just put a bottle of the 15 WR CH into my daughter's care package. A crack and some of Kelley's Chard as well.
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#416 Post by Brian Lynch » March 15th, 2020, 3:54 am

I opened two BD wines for some guests. First up was Kelley Fox Momtazi. Next was MG Heritage No.10 Whistling Ridge Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir. Both were pop and pour wines and probably a little early to open, but I was curious. No detailed tasting notes as the wines went quickly. Enjoyed both but in comparison the Heritage was easily a game, set, match winner. Well done!
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#417 Post by Mattstolz » March 15th, 2020, 6:27 am

got to share a 2013 Richards Cuvee Chardonnay last night. This wine still feels incredibly youthful. Its got bright energy and freshness, but with enough stuffing to balance really nicely. The last CT note on this one is from 2 years ago, and it looks like its incorporated really well since then, become more generous, yet retained its vibrancy well.

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#418 Post by Richard T r i m p i » March 15th, 2020, 6:36 am

Brian, I presume those were 2017s? The straight Willamette Valley bottlings offer lots of early enjoyment. I've generally found that patience is rewarded with most all of Marcus's Pinots, so yes...a few years early.

Momtazi vineyard has always puzzled me. Many have been disappointing, some have been good. Never sure what to expect. Lots of producers are willing to work with the fruit.

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#419 Post by Sean_S » March 17th, 2020, 11:55 pm

WOTN for me. Reminder to self, Drink more Reisling!

BTW: Can't wait to try the PGC dry Muscat or Walter Scott offered up over on the "Berserker Quarantine Relief" forum.

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  • 2015 Matello Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (3/17/2020)
    It was served as a Digestif after some excellent Flannery beef and garden veggies. I found this buried in the cellar during inventory last weekend. Seemed like a good time to check in on some crack five years from vintage. Wow, it's a different wine. The bright vibrancy of youth has evolved into a smoother, softer, and more interesting juice. It has this subtle and sublime freshness instead of this smack you in the face vibrancy of youth. The finish is impressively long (that hasn't changed). Think crisp Melon, Lime, hints of peach just linger on the palate. This may be known as the crack but there is complexity here! Quaffable but serious juice. I don't know if this will get better but it certainly seems youthful at 5 years old. Only by direct comparison would you guess this is five years old, its still a vibrant wine. I doubt I ever will know what a 10-year-old bottle tastes like. Amazing QPR. The only sad part is CT says I have just 1 of 12 bottles left.

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    Fresh Playful and just delicous aromas of flowers and pear. bright acidity to play off the ripeness of the fruit and a great crisp finish. It reminds me of Reisling, which I believe is what its mostly but there more going on here. Like most whites IMO, its better and far more complex closer to room temp. Spouse and I both love this wine. Our guests do too... Disappears fast when opened. Excited, even this most inexpensive of their bottlings are still using a DIAM closure. Another great wine from Marcus Goodfellow.
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#420 Post by Alan Gottlieb » March 18th, 2020, 3:38 pm

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#421 Post by Rory K. » March 21st, 2020, 8:12 am

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#422 Post by Rory K. » March 21st, 2020, 8:13 am

Opened a 2017 Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay last night, enjoyable but young!
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    A lean, tonic nose of lemon, grapefruit, asian pear, and wet stone. Light toast, very subtle oak notes. Palate is a mid- weight, waxy mix of tart apple and lemon, and performed nicely as it warmed. Chablis-like, and will drink better in another couple years.

    It actually paired well with a sichuan roasted fish, as well as a Riesling would have.
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#423 Post by rfelthoven » March 21st, 2020, 9:40 am

Had a 2013 Richard’s cuvee the other night. Really youthful and integrating very nicely. Lovely stuff. No rush on these.
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#424 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 » March 21st, 2020, 11:18 pm

Had the 2016 Whistling Ridge Blanc, pop and pour, no serious notes taken, enjoyed with family, cookies, and movies. Good fruit and acidity, will benefit with time, felt tight and youthful with room to run.

Riesling: 62%; Pinot Noir: 18%; Pinot Blanc: 14%; Gewurztraminer: 6%

Love that Pinot Noir was invited to the blanc party.

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#425 Post by R Nanda » March 22nd, 2020, 7:23 am

2014 Richard's Cuvee Chard last night. Still a baby though quite approachable and tasty already.
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#426 Post by Brian Lynch » March 22nd, 2020, 8:10 am

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
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Brian, I presume those were 2017s? The straight Willamette Valley bottlings offer lots of early enjoyment. I've generally found that patience is rewarded with most all of Marcus's Pinots, so yes...a few years early.

Momtazi vineyard has always puzzled me. Many have been disappointing, some have been good. Never sure what to expect. Lots of producers are willing to work with the fruit.

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#427 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 23rd, 2020, 6:34 pm

Opened the 2017 Goodfellow Durant Chardonnay tonight, for the BDXI themed online tasting through Zoom. I haven't had chard from OR before, but this was excellent! Love the matchstick reduction on this in combination with green apple and underripe tropical fruit notes. Had to put the rest of the bottle away deep in the fridge to save some for tomorrow :)
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#428 Post by Sean_S » March 23rd, 2020, 6:47 pm

Brian. How old is that profile pic. You look a little more mature in Zoom :). Thanks for the beta on beta.

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#429 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » March 23rd, 2020, 7:02 pm

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard - my wife opened this the night before, but I wasn't drinking anything. Tried a glass the second day out of the fridge - freakin' phenomenal. Love, love, love this wine.

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#430 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 23rd, 2020, 7:57 pm

Sean_S wrote:
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Brian. How old is that profile pic. You look a little more mature in Zoom :). Thanks for the beta on beta.

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I think that pic is 5 years old.
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#431 Post by Jason R. » March 24th, 2020, 6:59 am

I couldn’t resist opening a 2017 Willamette Pinot Noir over the weekend. Lovely aromatics on pop and pour - very floral, with cherries and a little spice. 1st night was very coiled and not giving much up, though still had a lovely savoriness. New to pinot, but I find I gravitate to the savory/structured end. Fortunately my experiences in domestic pinot have been Goodfellow and Biggio Hamina thanks to this board and I love both! 2nd night the midpalate and finish really lengthened; rounder mouthfeel with more overt red fruit and still with delightfully perfumed aromatics. Really dig this - problem will be waiting to open my other bottles :).
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#432 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » March 24th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Jason R. wrote:
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I couldn’t resist opening a 2017 Willamette Pinot Noir over the weekend. Lovely aromatics on pop and pour - very floral, with cherries and a little spice. 1st night was very coiled and not giving much up, though still had a lovely savoriness. New to pinot, but I find I gravitate to the savory/structured end. Fortunately my experiences in domestic pinot have been Goodfellow and Biggio Hamina thanks to this board and I love both! 2nd night the midpalate and finish really lengthened; rounder mouthfeel with more overt red fruit and still with delightfully perfumed aromatics. Really dig this - problem will be waiting to open my other bottles :).
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#433 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » March 24th, 2020, 4:25 pm

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#434 Post by jon leifer » March 26th, 2020, 8:00 pm

2016 Durant Chardonnay..Wow, what a mouthful!! very crisp acidity, notes of citrus and apple ..Looking forward to seeing what day 2 brings..Lots of room for development here, think I will my other bottles sleep for a while..This could be a 5-10 year wine.
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#435 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 27th, 2020, 4:06 pm

A couple recent tasting notes I recently posted on CT.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Some reduction and matchstick on the nose followed by a burst of tropical notes including pineapple, guava, lime zest, and underripe green apple. Palate is consistent, with more of the matchstick reduction and a touch of smoke up front. Really enjoying the acid on this wine. This will easily age 8-10 years in my opinion.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Whistling Ridge
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Having just finished a bottle of the 2017 Goodfellow Durant Vineyard chardonnay, there are some notable differences between the wines. The Whistling Ridge has some reduction but not the matchstick on the nose that I enjoyed from the Durant Vineyard chardonnay. The wine has crisp acidity, and more of a chalky minerality and salinity on the palate than the Durant. The nose and palate are more orchard-fruit dominant (Golden delicious, Bosc pear) than tropical. There is some lemon/lime peel present on the finish. An excellent chardonnay from OR with great QPR. Like the Durant, has good aging potential but is just too delicious not to drink now.
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#436 Post by Ryan McBrayer » March 29th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Let me say this again: thank God for Marcus Goodfellow. Some here may have heard me bemoan how many of the 2012 Willamette Valley pinots have turned out. I don't finish half of them, and 10% of them, including some of the "top" wines, I have simply poured out. Flabby fruit bombs that happened because many did not plan for the years. Not Marcus!

2012 Heritage: aromas of bing cherry, forest floor, and asian spice give way to darker cherry, cinnamon, and piney forest on the palate. It has a wonderful mid-palate astringency and the structure to keep going. 92-93 for now. Will update after the second half of the bottle. Right now, I am again grateful for Marcus and think this is the best 2012 WMV wine I've had in the last year.

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#437 Post by Richard T r i m p i » March 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm

Ryan McBrayer wrote:
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Some here may have heard me bemoan how many of the 2012 Willamette Valley pinots have turned out. I don't finish half of them, and 10% of them, including some of the "top" wines, I have simply poured out. Flabby fruit bombs that happened because many did not plan for the years. Not Marcus!
Quite surprised that I own 21 bottles of 2012 OR Pinot. NOT a favorite vintage.

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Probably time to start working through them.

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#438 Post by Sean_S » March 29th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
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A couple recent tasting notes I recently posted on CT.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Some reduction and matchstick on the nose followed by a burst of tropical notes including pineapple, guava, lime zest, and underripe green apple. Palate is consistent, with more of the matchstick reduction and a touch of smoke up front. Really enjoying the acid on this wine. This will easily age 8-10 years in my opinion.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Whistling Ridge
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Having just finished a bottle of the 2017 Goodfellow Durant Vineyard chardonnay, there are some notable differences between the wines. The Whistling Ridge has some reduction but not the matchstick on the nose that I enjoyed from the Durant Vineyard chardonnay. The wine has crisp acidity, and more of a chalky minerality and salinity on the palate than the Durant. The nose and palate are more orchard-fruit dominant (Golden delicious, Bosc pear) than tropical. There is some lemon/lime peel present on the finish. An excellent chardonnay from OR with great QPR. Like the Durant, has good aging potential but is just too delicious not to drink now.
Brian, Thanks for the notes. Your prose gets my mouth watering. They capture a lot of what I taste in those wines. Stoked you enjoy the wines... The Richard's Cuvee also from Whistling Ridge is always the top few barrels of the WR Chard. In the 2017 WR I get much brighter acid and chisled nose than on the Richard's. The Richard's OTOH is just a more subtle, elegant, focussed version of the same thing. So if you liked those two, don't miss the Richard's Cuvee. It's a different wine and always worth the few extra $.
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#439 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 29th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Sean_S wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 4:06 pm
A couple recent tasting notes I recently posted on CT.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Some reduction and matchstick on the nose followed by a burst of tropical notes including pineapple, guava, lime zest, and underripe green apple. Palate is consistent, with more of the matchstick reduction and a touch of smoke up front. Really enjoying the acid on this wine. This will easily age 8-10 years in my opinion.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Whistling Ridge
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Having just finished a bottle of the 2017 Goodfellow Durant Vineyard chardonnay, there are some notable differences between the wines. The Whistling Ridge has some reduction but not the matchstick on the nose that I enjoyed from the Durant Vineyard chardonnay. The wine has crisp acidity, and more of a chalky minerality and salinity on the palate than the Durant. The nose and palate are more orchard-fruit dominant (Golden delicious, Bosc pear) than tropical. There is some lemon/lime peel present on the finish. An excellent chardonnay from OR with great QPR. Like the Durant, has good aging potential but is just too delicious not to drink now.
Brian, Thanks for the notes. Your prose gets my mouth watering. They capture a lot of what I taste in those wines. Stoked you enjoy the wines... The Richard's Cuvee also from Whistling Ridge is always the top few barrels of the WR Chard. In the 2017 WR I get much brighter acid and chisled nose than on the Richard's. The Richard's OTOH is just a more subtle, elegant, focussed version of the same thing. So if you liked those two, don't miss the Richard's Cuvee. It's a different wine and always worth the few extra $.
Both wines are excellent, though I'm partial to the Durant. As for the Richard's Cuvee, for this past week's spring release I ordered a couple bottles of the 2018 vintage, and in the library 6-pack the 2015 Richard's is included. Eager to see how this tastes with some age.

I'm contemplating tomorrow or Tuesday opening a bottle of both the 2017 Goodfellow PN House Block Whistling Ridge and Long Acre Whistling Ridge to do some side-by-side comparisons. I'll post notes of course.
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#440 Post by Sean_S » March 29th, 2020, 7:45 pm

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm
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March 29th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Some here may have heard me bemoan how many of the 2012 Willamette Valley pinots have turned out. I don't finish half of them, and 10% of them, including some of the "top" wines, I have simply poured out. Flabby fruit bombs that happened because many did not plan for the years. Not Marcus!
Quite surprised that I own 21 bottles of 2012 OR Pinot. NOT a favorite vintage.

6 Goodfellow
5 Thomas
The rest are Patricia Green, Belle Pente, Bergstrom, Crowley, Mckinlay and Walter Scott.

Probably time to start working through them.

RT
On the '12s...

I've only two '12 Souris left in the cellar. I certainly will look forward to them. I haven't had a disappointing Souris (ever). I was very excited about the new spring release and all the 2018 wines. The most curious wine from my perspective was the 2013 Heritage No. 2 Whistling Ridge - Pinot Noir. I have #'s 4-10 in the cellar. Was excited to see #2 pop up. Thanks for sharing Marcus. Besides the usual suspects, a little birdie is saying the Dundee Hills Chardonnay and the Lewman Pinot are very attention-worthy Goodfellow wines. Very excited to Pobega these new releases when they arrive.

I hope everyone out there is staying healthy and safe.

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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#441 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » March 29th, 2020, 10:31 pm

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Let me say this again: thank God for Marcus Goodfellow. Some here may have heard me bemoan how many of the 2012 Willamette Valley pinots have turned out. I don't finish half of them, and 10% of them, including some of the "top" wines, I have simply poured out. Flabby fruit bombs that happened because many did not plan for the years. Not Marcus!

2012 Heritage: aromas of bing cherry, forest floor, and asian spice give way to darker cherry, cinnamon, and piney forest on the palate. It has a wonderful mid-palate astringency and the structure to keep going. 92-93 for now. Will update after the second half of the bottle. Right now, I am again grateful for Marcus and think this is the best 2012 WMV wine I've had in the last year.
I am getting a screen shot of this post to show to my girlfriend....

That said, thank you for this post!
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#442 Post by jon leifer » March 30th, 2020, 10:14 am

Day 2, 2016 Goodfellow Durant Chard..the acidity has mellowed out a bit but is in a very good place,,no longer an electric highwire act..Love this wine..Would not hesitate to let this gem sleep for another year if ya got any
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#443 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » March 30th, 2020, 3:07 pm

jon leifer wrote:
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Day 2, 2016 Goodfellow Durant Chard..the acidity has mellowed out a bit but is in a very good place,,no longer an electric highwire act..Love this wine..Would not hesitate to let this gem sleep for another year if ya got any
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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#444 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 30th, 2020, 4:32 pm

Opened the 2017 PN Long Acre and House Block just now to do a side-by-side comparison over the evening. Will post my tasting notes later as a separate thread.
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2020 contenders for WOTY:
2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
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#445 Post by Jason R. » March 30th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Cracked a 2017 Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay the other night. Day 1: Some struck match in the nose with citrus oils. Wow, so taut in the mouth. Very saline finish, dry with a lovely, lip-smacking acidity. After one glass corked in fridge to follow. Day 2: Still a slightly reductive nose, persistent savory salinity, but rounder in the mouth with evident white stone fruits overlaid with lemon zest. I think only 12.5% if memory serves. Love this!
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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#446 Post by Charlie Carnes » March 31st, 2020, 1:51 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 4:06 pm
A couple recent tasting notes I recently posted on CT.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Some reduction and matchstick on the nose followed by a burst of tropical notes including pineapple, guava, lime zest, and underripe green apple. Palate is consistent, with more of the matchstick reduction and a touch of smoke up front. Really enjoying the acid on this wine. This will easily age 8-10 years in my opinion.

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Whistling Ridge
1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Having just finished a bottle of the 2017 Goodfellow Durant Vineyard chardonnay, there are some notable differences between the wines. The Whistling Ridge has some reduction but not the matchstick on the nose that I enjoyed from the Durant Vineyard chardonnay. The wine has crisp acidity, and more of a chalky minerality and salinity on the palate than the Durant. The nose and palate are more orchard-fruit dominant (Golden delicious, Bosc pear) than tropical. There is some lemon/lime peel present on the finish. An excellent chardonnay from OR with great QPR. Like the Durant, has good aging potential but is just too delicious not to drink now.
Nice notes Brian!
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#447 Post by Charlie Carnes » March 31st, 2020, 1:54 pm

2017 No. 10 Whistling PN: I can't get over how great these wines are. They are perfect for me. This color is light red, limpid, but lively, and bright. It is very aromatic, with fresh cherry skin, light spice in a dried wooden box, also there is a cool, deep sweet cherry mineral thing going on here...tough to put into words, but very cool. Man is this refreshing in the mouth. It is light bodied, and so easy to drink, but in a good way, more like it is everpesent. It is so tasty, with cherry, dried cherry, sweet green leaf, mineral perceptions, dusty clay road perceptions, the list goes on. I really like this wine!
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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#448 Post by jon leifer » March 31st, 2020, 7:27 pm

Day 3, finished the 2016 Goodfellow Durant Chard..The apples have taken over, on both the nose and on the palate..Lovely wine. good crisp acidity balanced with lively fruit, predominantly notes of apple.. might be a hint of pear lurking in the background..No rush to drink em but wd not hesitate to open one if the mood strikes..Thank you, Marcus..well done
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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#449 Post by c fu » March 31st, 2020, 7:39 pm

Had the 2016 Heritage #8 this weekend. I know it's supposed to be akin to Burgundy, but it actually reminded me a lot of spatburgunder. Spiced stem, floral notes, light cranberry. I really enjoyed it. Had it next to a 2014 Fourrier aux Echezeaux. Very different wines, but very tasty in their own styles
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Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

#450 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » April 1st, 2020, 5:28 pm

My other thread got buried. I did a side-by-side of two block bottlings:
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Long Acre Whistling Ridge Vineyard

1st of 2 bottles. Pop n' pour into a GGG glass, side by side comparison with the 2017 House Block Whistling Ridge Pinot Noir.

Predominantly red fruit on the nose (raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate) that is a little more sweet and fragrant than in the House Block bottling. Good dose of organic soil, baking spices, and a touch of granite. The wine is elegant yet formidable, with good tension, coating the palate and tongue with bright red fruit and baking spice notes lifted by its mouthwatering acidity. The wine's aromatics shut down after about 45 minutes, with just some faint tart cherry, wet leaves, and baking spice. This definitely needs time, and I'll be saving my remaining bottle to open at least 10 years from now.


2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard

1st of 2 bottles. Pop n' pour into a GGG glass, side by side comparison with the 2017 Long Acre Whistling Ridge Pinot Noir.

Tart red cherry, red raspberry, strawberry, dried blueberries, and lilac on the nose evenly balanced by organic soil, wet leaves, and graphite. Compared to the Long Acre, I find the fruit profile more red/blue and less ripe, with more savory and organic earth notes present. When I first opened this the aromas reminded me of the 2013 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Vare Vineyard, though clearly they are different wines from different sites.

Similar to the Long Acre pinot noir, this is elegant and weightless on the palate yet has great tension. Long finish consisting of red fruit, wet forest floor, and graphite with vibrant acidity. I did find that there was some angularity to this wine that I didn't see in the Long Acre. The wine's aromatics similarly shut down after about 45-60 minutes. This needs time to develop, but I anticipate like the Long Acre it will be spectacular in 7-10 years.
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2020 contenders for WOTY:
2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

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