Red

2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • shorty01 Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 29, 2020 - Probably the best one yet out of the case. Unfortunately my last one.

  • CRUSHER Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 24, 2020 - excellent value

  • djpo wrote: 91 points

    March 5, 2020 - A right down the middle WV Pinot. All the attributes you look for and well balanced. Great on day one and shows promise for more complexity and nuance on day two. Supurb QPR

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ScottGoodwin Likes this wine:

    February 9, 2020 - Nose is herbal, stony and earthy. Red fruits with lots of acidity as the palate broadens out and gets just a little grippy. Fresh and vibrant. Definitely benefits from some air time.

  • OregonLoafer Likes this wine:

    May 25, 2019 - Red fruit with some blue-fruited undertones; dried spices fresh herbs. Upon opening two days ago this had a distinct reductive funk to it (which I loved). That blew off quickly but it still has a nice sprinkling of dirt.

    Compared to the 2013 Eyrie PN I just drank this is downright robust. Broad-shouldered and loaded with layers of flavor per the vintage, but nobody could ever accuse this wine of being jammy or heavy. There’s a great acid backbone along with some fine-grained tannins to clean your palate and leave you wanting more.

    On day 3 its rustic side is coming out a bit more - again this could be because I just drank a very different wine - but is nonetheless holding strong. I probably enjoyed this most straight out of the bottle, which is very convenient because you can’t always plan what you want to drink two days in advance...

    Compared with another insane value, the Ken Wright 2015 WV PN, this is less precise and delicate and more tannic. Whereas the KW is about intense, pure red fruits and delicate acids, this to me has a broader spectrum of flavors, and is more layered. On the other hand, it’s not quite as rustic and jubilant as the Cameron WV. To me it strikes a nice balance of the two, and there’s room in my cellar for all three.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this wine has no business tasting this good for $22. I’m not a huge fan of the warm vintages here, but the 15s are my favorite so far, and the warmth has blessed us consumers with an embarrassment of riches at the entry-level.

    Bottom line: As much as I want to keep this all for myself, this is one to buy by the case.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness (Jun 2019), 6/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Goodfellow Family Cellars
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley
  • UPC Code 410001014867

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 88 (34%)
  • Consumed 171 (66%)

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