2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2020 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    July 16, 2019 - Pinot in the City (Chicago, IL): Walk around tasting, brief note. While cluster spice and brightness comes through clearly. Lots of charm and balance, with good weight and enough structure to offset its ripeness.

  • Seanwsmithm3 wrote:

    May 12, 2019 - 2016 Heritage No. 7, Whistling Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir - Even amongst the overwhelming quality of the 2016 vintage, this wine is something truly special. Crunchy red fruits, the classic red currant of Whistling Ridge, perfumed lilac and alpine black strawberry. Thoughtful, quietly complex, black and aged green tea, darker wild forest fruit, warm polished olive wood, and the hint of thorn and bramble. Sourced from the Beloved Acre of Whistling Ridge, the first vines to catch the wind coming in from the North

  • DrBad Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 13, 2019 - Obviously still young but an interesting wine right now. Did a quadruple aeration to help open it up. Not giving up a lot of aromas, some mild raspberry and faint underbrush. Light body, pours almost pink but settles into a light cherry red in color and clear opacity. Tastes of sweet strawberry and cherry, mildly tart but not sour, giving a succulent juicy coating in the mouth. Nice tannins to follow with some decent acidity and spiciness on a medium-long finish. Will be interesting to see how this matures.

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    April 3, 2019 - First time with a Goodfellow wine, but thankfully it won’t be the last. Clarity, purity and elegance are the first things that come to mind. Then the tannins kick in, and it’s clear that this wine means business. It has balance, but in a serious way. I could just quaff it, as the entry is fruity and friendly, but it’s compelling enough that I just can’t do that. The ripe strawberry and cherry fruit persists through to the finish, so that friendliness stays present, and promises that, aligned with the fine structure, there is ample room for development over the next several years. This is convincing stuff.

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  • MikeATL Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 19, 2019 - Exploring Goodfellow and Kelley Fox PN (Canoe, Atlanta, GA): Beautifully pure dark cherry with a little spice, it took a little time to open but it did so with great class.

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    Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness (Jun 2019), 6/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Goodfellow Family Cellars
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Heritage No. 7
  • Vineyard Whistling Ridge Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (4%)
  • In Cellars 108 (89%)
  • Consumed 8 (7%)

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