2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard- USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (5/15/2021)
Initially a smoky feel, but after letting it open up in glass for awhile, that kind of went away and left a juicy, red fruited wine with great acidity. As someone else said - weightless. Very nice stuff, one of my favorites in the lineup so far. (93 pts.)
It’s a special site. There is a core set of vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills that always seem to produce wines in the very top tier of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. While Lewman vineyard isn’t well known, it sits adjacent to the Bethel Heights estate vineyard and Temperance Hill. Lewman is more closely aligned with the Flat Block at Bethel Heights for my palate and it was really a pleasure to get to work with that fruit for two years.
Much more open than the 17 temperance hill. I decanted it and it helped but this was pretty open for business. Pure cherry fruits and a bit of earth. This is again clearly not burgundy but more elegant and lovely than other Oregon PN I’ve had. Excited to try the heritage wines!
Rather than start my own thread, I’ll pile my TN in here:
2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard- USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (7/25/2021)
Wow this was a good wine. Perfect balance of berry fruit, acidity, tannins, and earthiness. Absolutely nothing off about it. I was one of those wines that just lights up your brain on the first sip and the next thing you know the bottle is empty.
Paired with burgers, but most of the bottle was consumed without food and it stood up just fine. (93 pts.)
Almost positive Brian is right. He only made one Heritage wine per vintage from 2012 - 2014 and did not number them. In 2015, he started numbering them with Numbers 4 - 6, and on and on in subsequent vintages.