Donor: Marcus @ Goodfellow Family Cellars
Auction Closes: 8pm PT
Whoa!!! You read that correctly, a 5 Liter from none other than Marcus at Goodfellow. Why you need this bottle? Let me tell you right now:
- Birth Year Wine - This wine will easily last until 2037 which will be the 21st Birthday.
Wedding Gift - Use this bottle as the guest book for the sign-in at the reception.
The Bride and Groom will never forget. Bonus: You’re serving amazing Pinot Noir for dinner.
- Milestone Birthday - share a big bottle on the big day
- Because!!! You’ve always wanted a 5 Liter in the cellar
"The #8 from Durant vineyard has rounded out into a superb Dundee Hills wine, it is in just a hint of a quiet mood. I would recommend holding these for now. The vineyard designates are also all still showing their quality but without showing off, and I would recommend holding them for now. "
The 2016 Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Heritage No. 8 comes from vines planted in 1973 on volcanic soils, and it has improved in bottle since I tasted it last year. Pale to medium ruby, it’s scented of blueberries, boysenberries and blackberries with accents of warm earth, prosciutto, tangerine peel, saline, woodsmoke and graphite. The medium-bodied palate is uber silky and perfumed, with a finely grained frame and great freshness, finishing very long. This is drinking beautifully now but has the structure to age well in the cellar. Drink date 2020-2027. 93 points.
Vivid red. A highly perfumed, complex bouquet displays an array of ripe red fruit, floral and spice qualities, along with a smoky mineral flourish and a touch of vanilla. Sweet, lively and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. The floral note comes back strong on a very long, vibrant finish that’s given shape by smooth, well-knit tannins. Drinking window 2022-2029. 93 points.
Farmed by Paul Durant
Dundee Hills AVA, Volcanic soils, Pinot noir, Chardonnay
Durant vineyard sits on a gentle east facing slope rising from 200-700ft in the heart of the Dundee Hills. The Pinot Noir sits at the mid-point of the hill rising up to about two thirds of the way up. Optimally situated for collecting gentle morning sunshine, cooling the plants in the afternoon, and draining cold air down the hill. The iron infused clay soils give wines from the Durant vineyard a silken texture, classic Dundee Hills aromatics, and weightless power. Paul Durant is the second generation of Durants to farm this 60 acre vineyard, first planted in 1973.