2014 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee


  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2018 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • cct wrote: 93 points

    January 16, 2020 - From 375. pop and pour, Drunk over a couple hours.

    Matchstick, pear, lemon curd, white flowers, chalk, and marzipan in the nose. On the palate, pear, chalk, lemon pith, and florals. It has flesh, but its acidity gives it lift and freshness. Well integrated, understated wood adds to the whole. This has quite a bit going on, but what impresses me is its harmony. Everything just seems to fall into place. There is a tactile depth to this and chalkiness that reminds me of Lamy's Frionnes. I would love to drink this with a few more years under its belt, but I am having a very hard time keeping my hands off these. Outstanding again. 93+

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  • JM_MadTown Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 4, 2020 - I really like this wine and its minerality, modest oak, a little flint and citrus fruit. It has a full mouthfeel and a medium finish with nice complexity.

  • Bob H wrote:

    December 28, 2019 - Five years after the vintage, and the "drink me" sign is now on. This still shows that reductive matchstick/petrol scent on the nose - I love it.

    Expansive on the palate, good acidity, great persistence on a finish I am still tasting as I type this. I believe this is the first bottle I've tried where I wouldn't add the caveat that this "is still young", so maybe a sign that we are entering the maturity plateau, but this also strikes me as a wine with plenty of time in front of it.

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  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 5, 2019 - This was exceedingly delicious. I drank this cold, and at room, and it wonderful both ways. It started off with pear bitters, and zesty lemon citrus. It was bright, and as it warmed, it nearly leapt from the glass. There was a glistening mineral perception that braced the lemon/pear fruit. I liked this a bunch!

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  • cct wrote: 93 points

    September 2, 2019 - from 375

    Matchstick, lemon curd, florals, pear, and a little almond on the nose. On the palate, it's mid to full bodied with great dry extract, and it's bright acidity balances out the fleshiness of the wine. The wood is evident but well integrated. Marzipan, asian pear, , citrus pith, and a chalkiness that I really like. A youthful wine in need of a few years in the cellar. Impressive, and I look forward to future bottles. 93+

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    1/12/2019 (link)

    (Goodfellow, Richard’s Cuvée Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    Oregon’s Expanding Palette of Wines (Feb 2018), 2/18/2018 (link)

    (Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Whistling Ridge Vineyard Richard's Cuvée Oregon White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2017, Issue #70, Visiting a Few Excellent Wineries In the Willamette Valley And Other Recently-Tasted Oregon Wines

    (Chardonnay “Richard’s Cuvée”- Goodfellow Family Cellars (Ribbon Ridge)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Goodfellow Family Cellars
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Richard's Cuvee
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 93 (46%)
  • Consumed 111 (54%)

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