VINEYARDS: WHISTLING RIDGE, DURANT, TEMPERENCE HILL, FIR CREST, LEWMAN
AVA : WILLAMETTE VALLEY
ELEVAGE: 20 MONTHS
FRENCH OAK BARREL & PUNCHEON
PRODUCTION: 1600 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.
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.
Wine Advocate – “Pale ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley has a nose of red and black berries with wafts of licorice and dried flowers. the palate is light-bodied, soft and juicy with a fine balance of bright berry fruit and earthy accents, and it finishes long and perfumed.” (92 Pts)