Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2019
VINEYARDS: WHISTLING RIDGE, DURANT, TEMPERENCE HILL, FIR CREST, LEWMAN
AVA : WILLAMETTE VALLEY
ELEVAGE: 20 MONTHS
FRENCH OAK BARREL & PUNCHEON
PRODUCTION: 1100 CASES
As with all of our Pinot Noirs, fermentations are relatively cool and slow, with native yeast in small 1.5 ton bins. Whole cluster percentages range between 30 and 100%. Punchdowns are done twice a day (after a short early period of pigeage for high whole cluster lots), and free run wine goes directly into barrel where it sits on the lees undisturbed for the duration of elevage. Cooperage is a mixture of new and used larger format puncheons, and neutral barriques.
Vinous – “Bright garnet. Zesty red fruits and spices on the nose, plus hints of blood orange and botanical herbs. Tangy and sharply focused, offering nervy red currant, bitter cherry, orange zest and licorice flavors that take a sweet turn on the back half. Closes long and smooth, with the spice and herb notes repeating. This is a distinctly savory, restrained Pinot, which is uncommon for an entry-level offering.” (91 Pts)