VARIETAL: PINOT NOIR
ELEVAGE: 100% FRENCH OAK, 50% NEW
SOILS: MARINE SEDIMENTARY
WHOLE CLUSTER: 40%
PRODUCTION: 113 CASES
VINEYARD: FIR CREST
AVERAGE VINE AGE: 22 YEARS
Aromatics are markedly intense and dark in this wine. The deeply purple hue is mirrored with ripe plum, blackberry, and woodsy notes from the stems. Hints of smoke and underbrush create a savory base for elegant layers of blackberry, black cherry, and plum. The palate is silky, but possesses substantial weight, and distinct tannic structure to give length to the wine.
Fir Crest was first planted with own rooted Wadenswil and Pommard clones in 1985. The vineyard is set into Oregon’s coastal range, in the far southwest corner of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Soils are based in uplifted marine sedimentary rock, with very little water holding capacity, and non-irrigated vines are forced to grow deep roots to find moisture during dry summer months. The wines from this vineyard are dark fruited and floral with high natural acidity, and respond particularly well to our whole cluster cellar practices.
Goodfellow Family Cellars is a winemaker owned and operated winery in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. Founded in 2002, and producing approximately 4000 cases annually, we focus on old vines planted in unique and beautiful sites, conscientious farming, and techniques of tradition in the cellar. We are members of the Deep Roots Coalition, a group of craft oriented wineries committed to sustainable farming and sourcing grapes solely from non-irrigated vines.
Vinous – “Bright and sharply focused on the nose, displaying an array of spice- and mineral-accented red fruit and floral scents and a hint of musky underbrush. Stains the palate with juicy strawberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that unfurl slowly and take a sweeter turn on the back half. The floral and spice notes drive a very long, focused finish framed by dusty, well-knit tannins. (50% whole clusters and 50% new French oak)” (92 Pts)
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