Goodfellow Family Cellars: New Releases from this Beloved Producer

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Goodfellow Family Cellars

Oregon: Heart, Soul & Terroir


Marcus Goodfellow is one of the most talented winemakers in Oregon, joined by the equally talented and knowledgeable Megan Joy. The wines reflect the minds of this talented pair, showing microscopic understanding of the potential in the terroirs of the Willamette Valley.

These are profound wines, both white and red, that are made in a style that’s distinctly savory—no fruit bombs here. Together, Marcus and Megan craft wines that continually improve—both in the cellar and vintage to vintage. We love the wines for their coiled power and Burgundian structure, and we stack them abundantly in our personal cellars to adore for decades to come.

We’re thrilled to announce the arrivals of the latest releases from the 2021 vintage, including some of the top wines that benefit most from long rests in your cellar. But no need to just take our word for it…
 
“2021 is that this is a stellar vintage, with the wines displaying an outstanding balance of ripeness, depth, and tension, with the top wines offering broad drinking windows… this is a vintage worthy of your investment of time and money. They offer tremendous value across all categories, frequently at a fraction of the price of wines from California and Burgundy, although they are often equally compelling.” -Audrey Frick, writing for Jeb Dunnuck
 
“Marcus Goodfellow makes some of the most elegant and precise New World Pinot Noirs that I know of. That’s not exactly news to his numerous customers, who have helped to make his extremely well-priced wines so sought-after over the last few years. An Oregon native, Goodfellow cut his winemaking teeth with Russ Raney at Evesham Wood in the early 2000s, and also counts Cristom’s Steve Doerner as an early inspiration… The Pinots (and Chardonnays) are distinctly taut and precise, and they rarely hit above 13.5% alcohol. I cannot recommend them highly enough to readers who prize this style.” -the late Josh Raynolds, writing for Vinous Media
 
“[The 2021] vintage most reminds us of the ’17s that were so savory and structured when we released them, but are showing some tremendous enjoyment now, and promising still more in the coming years… These are wines with complex, expressive aromatics, a dense intensity in the palate while still being quite elegant, with acid and tannins that do integrate, but will keep the wines vibrant for decades. For those with births or weddings to mark, these are unquestionably wines that will easily run 25-30 years.” -Goodfellow Family Cellars
 
We’re proud to be the exclusive retail shop to offer these latest releases, in stock now:
 
Richard’s Cuvee wraps your palate in crushed minerals combining power and intensity with a bright acidity and low alcohol. This is apex Willamette Valley Chardonnay.
Goodfellow Family Cellars Richard’s Cuvee Chardonnay, Ribbon Ridge 2021 750ml $69 special, 10 bottles in stock now
Audrey Frick-Jeb Dunnuck 95 points
“Sourced from Whistling Ridge, the 2021 Chardonnay Richard’s Cuvee is a rich golden color and offers a luxurious spectrum of aromas, including honeyed citrus, melon rind, baking spices, and ripe golden apple. Full-bodied while retaining a fresh undercurrent of acidity, it’s supple and long on the palate, with great purity and a mouthwatering finish. It is approachable and attractive now and will continue to drink well over the coming 6-8 years. Only 90 cases were produced.”
 
The Heritage Collection
 
“Each of the Heritage Wine is selected from a single terroir and represents the very clearest expression of the vineyard. Paired with traditional winemaking techniques, these are wines that show their quality from the beginning but are unquestionably “vins de garde”- wines of time… These lots represent the fabric of the Heritage wines, and our very best efforts of the vintage.” -Goodfellow Family Cellars
 
“absolutely intoxicating [with a] seamless interplay between fruit, baking spice, loamy earth” -GFC
Goodfellow Family Cellars Heritage No. 17 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml $66.50 special, 12 bottles in stock now
Audrey Frick-Jeb Dunnuck 93 points
“Moving to the reds, the 2021 Pinot Noir Heritage No. 17 comes from the east-facing Durant Vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA and pours a transparent ruby hue. It needs a little time in the glass to blow off its slightly volatile aromas but reveals a spicy profile, with lifted notes of cracked pepper, crushed roses, and wild raspberry. Medium-bodied, it’s spicy with stemmy herbs, fine tannins, and fresh acidity and is toasty with cedar on the finish. It will benefit from another year or so in bottle. Drink 2025-2035. 115 cases were produced.”
 
“Clean pure entry with sweet dark fruit and velvety texture as it opens, and elegant, but with fine, firm tannins to finish” -GFC
Goodfellow Family Cellars Heritage No. 18 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2021 750ml $66.50 special, 12 bottles in stock now
Audrey Frick-Jeb Dunnuck 94 points
“Also coming from the Temperance Hill Vineyard, the 2021 Pinot Noir Heritage No. 18 pours a rich transparent ruby and is expressive in its aromatics of raspberry preserve and anise, as well as loads of spices, cedar, and pressed wildflowers. Medium-bodied, it takes on a more grounded sensibility, with iron-rich earth, ripe tannins, and accents of bergamot and turned earth on the finish. Long on the palate, this is another age-worthy wine that will take time to unwind. Drink 2025-2035.”
 
“the wine is a joy to inhale, and shows the remarkable potential of the 2021 vintage” -GFC
Goodfellow Family Cellars Heritage No. 19 Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2021 750ml $66.50 special, 12 bottles in stock now
Audrey Frick-Jeb Dunnuck 93 points
“Coming from the Whistling Ridge and pouring a deeper ruby hue, the 2021 Pinot Noir Heritage No. 19 is floral, ripe, and spicy with aromas of grenadine, violets, licorice candy, and sage. Medium-bodied and spicy, with stemmy forest herbs, dried orange peel, and smoky earth, it has gripping structure and a savory finish. Drink 2025-2035.”
 
Red & White Single-Vineyard Selections
 
“Whistling Ridge Vineyard is the reason that we make wine.” -GFC
Goodfellow Family Cellars Whistling Ridge Vineyard Pinot Gris, Ribbon Ridge 2021 750ml $28 special, 11 bottles in stock now
Winery note
“Fennel seed, orchard fruit, a hint of smoked meat, and green honey, with dried apricot and mandarin in the palate. The texture and nerve is tremendous, and this is one of the most delicious and serious Pinot Gris we have produced. Don’t let crappy Pinot Gris make you think you don’t like the grape…done well, it is refreshing and quenching, with lovely crispness while still having a dynamic, textural presentation. Fermented in neutral Acacia 820L puncheon, this is a delicious and serious aromatic white.”
 
Goodfellow Family Cellars Whistling Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2021 750ml $44.50 special, 23 bottles in stock now
Winery note
“Whistling Ridge Vineyard is the reason that we make wine. Wild, with sedimentary soils that dry out quickly in the summer months. The vineyard is located right above Beaux Freres Estate, and next to the top of Patricia Greene, in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Exposed on the ridge top, a strong wind blows in from the north and cools the vines every day in the late afternoon. In 2021 the only moisture of the summer pelted down right in the middle of bloom, rinsing off pollen and insuring a small set throughout the vineyard.”
 
Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml $44.50 special, 23 bottles in stock now
Winery note
“Durant Vineyard is planted on an eastern facing slope of the southern stretch of the Dundee Hills. It is the most moderate of climates that we work with, seeing the gentle morning sun, very little wind, deeper moisture holding volcanic soils, and almost always produces the most delicate of tannins, except of course for 2021. The intensity of the heat dome ensured that even the vines at Durant responded to the early season intensity with thickened skins and increased phenolics… the velvet glove is still very much wrapped around the iron fist.”
 
Goodfellow Family Cellars Temperance Hill Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2021 750ml $44.50 special, 11 bottles in stock now
Winery note
“Temperance Hill Vineyard is located in the Eola Amity Hills and faces directly into the Van Duzer Corridor, where the break in Oregon’s Coast Range allows the cool winds from the Pacific into the Willamette Valley. Vines grow here in primarily medium depth volcanic soils, and the winds are a constant influence in the West facing blocks (West Field and Chardonnay). Pumphouse faces SE is the highest elevation fruit we work with. First established in the early 80s, it is a classic grand terroir of Oregon.”

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A winning white for your holiday table that’s drinking impeccably well now
Goodfellow Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay 2021 750ml $28 special, 36+ bottles in stock now
Winery note
“The 2021 Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay is a puncheon from the Tsai Vineyard. The vines were planted in 2001, and the vineyard is on Jory soils, unusual in the Y-C AVA, and faces due south. The deeper soils match well with no till farming, and keeps the fruit balanced between ripening flavors without quick sugar accumulation leading to a very classic style of Chardonnay. It’s a native ferment, and the wine has an excellent length and weight. There is more minerality in the finish of the Y-C than the vineyard designate, but it is also a bit more rustic. I see this as a great match for white fish, like rockfish or sole, or flavorful chicken dishes.”

All Goodfellow Family Cellars Wines In Stock @ VWS Now

Goodfellow Family Cellars Wines                                                                     VWS PRICE  #   REVIEWS LINK

GOODFELLOW CHARDONNAY RICHARD’S CUVEE 2021 $69.00 10 95JD Link
GOODFELLOW DURANT VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2021 $44.50 23   Link
GOODFELLOW HOUSE BLOCK WHISTLING RIDGE PN 2019 $51.90 21 95VM Link
GOODFELLOW LEWMANY VINEYARD PINOT GRIS 2019 $28.00 11   Link
GOODFELLOW HERITAGE NO. 17 DURANT VINEYARD PN 2021 $66.50 12 93JD Link
GOODFELLOW HERITAGE NO. 18 TEMPERANCE HILL PN 2021 $66.50 12 94JD Link
GOODFELLOW HERITAGE NO. 19 WHISTLING RIDGE PN 2021 $66.50 12 93JD Link
GOODFELLOW TEMPERANCE HILL PINOT NOIR 2021 $44.50 11   Link
GOODFELLOW WHISTLING RIDGE PINOT NOIR 2019 375ML $21.90 10   Link
GOODFELLOW WHISTLING RIDGE PINOT NOIR 2021 $44.50 23   Link
GOODFELLOW WHISTLING RIDGE PINOT GRIS 2021 $28.00 11   Link
GOODFELLOW YAMHILL-CARLTON CHARDONNAY 2021 $28.00 36+   Link



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