What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

  • 2023 Goodfellow Family Cellars Riesling Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (5/30/2024)
    It’s remarkable what Marcus is doing across a wide range of varieties, making benchmark examples with intensity and depth of flavor but lithe structures and energy to spare. This Riesling coats the gums with cool lemon and lime while hinting at flowers and stone. The finish is persistent but as soon as it’s over I want to take another sip. Well done.

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Decided to pop one open after seeing a recent TN. I think this still needs some time. Spicy and earthy on the nose and palate, less red fruited than I recall on release with just some subtle black cherry and raspberry notes.

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  • 2022 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Berserker Cuvée Temperance Hill - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (6/1/2024)
    Crickey this is a early cork pull, but as often is the case curiosity got the better of me. Straight to the point, this is simply too young to drink. There was a sponti like aromatic on the nose that while not displeasing, it certainly was omni present throughout to the last glass. Ok, that out of the the way, the raw material appears to be exceedingly promising. Showing glimpses of its future with crazy good cut and tension, little fruit but a very mineral driven wine, impressive coverage and breadth on the back end. Oh, public service heads up: while pulling the cork out with very little force, a portion of glass at the mouth of the bottle cracked, causing very small fragments of glass to scatter. I’m not sure if this was just a one off but be careful when you do open one.

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Ive opened one of these and agree its too young right now, but exceptional quality. I inadvertently had my last glass a week after opening and it was wonderful…

Brian, I was going to add ‘decant the living hell out of this if you can’ and not shocked at all that your glass held up for 7 days!

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Very pleased with the 2023 WV Chard “Vin Soif”

  • 2021 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/29/2024)
    Drinking beautifully with an hour of air.

    Cherry, dark cranberry, slightly herbal (probably from stems) with good tension and tannins. Kiss of tart raspberry too. Day 2 showed better integration but also more tannins.

    Based on prior vintages, I would think this is mostly pressed wine (but I could be wrong). Nonetheless drinks nicely now, 90-91 for me. (91 points)

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Didn’t take formal notes, but man am I glad the 2015 Bishop Creek Pinot was included in the WD offer, so awesome to taste something with a little age on it. Outstanding, hugely aromatic, deep and delicious. And a long future ahead!

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Helped with triage the last two days. Eight new cuvées are now resting peacefully for a few years.


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Opened one of these tonight and my first thought was ‘ I could crush a few of these easily on a nice summer night’. That’s not to say that it’s not complex, as the bright citrus and acid was offset by a beautiful almond finish. My first Goodfellow, can’t wait to start drinking through the rest I purchased.

2019 Temperance Hill Chardonnay

Absolutely love the elegance and transparency of the 2019 vintage. Starting to show just a touch of development. Green apple and lime peel aromas. The minerality on this is intense but playfully dances across the palate. A little too drinkable, wish I had more.

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Ha! We drank one yesterday, and then opened a 2019 Willamette Valley today. The Willamette Valley was more ready now, but I think the Temperance will ultimately be a better wine. Glad I have several more.

I agree with you on that. Maybe I can convince @Marcus_Goodfellow to add some more to my fall shipment :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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