2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard


  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2019 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Bob H wrote:

    December 28, 2019 - More similar on the nose to the 2016, yet not quite the same. On the palate, this is lighter-bodied than each of the other wines. Very good today.

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  • Bob H wrote:

    October 31, 2019 - My first time trying the new vintage. This is tight on the palate, but oh so promising. If you are familiar with this wine, much less reductive than previous vintages - barely a hint of matchstick here. Obviously young, but also pleasurable at this point.

    I know that Marcus is very high on this vintage - it is very Burgundian, and I like the potential here, but it lacks the "in your face" deliciousness of the '16.

    Highly recommended for consumption over the next decade.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ron Slye wrote: 92 points

    September 2, 2019 - This very tight and young. A small hint of matchstick. Some braving acidity. Lovely lemon and even lemon curd, slate, salinity. With some time in the glass the tight rough edges start to smooth out. I hope I can wait three more years until my next one.

  • randyjc wrote: 95 points

    June 5, 2019 - First the disclaimer. I am not deeply experienced with Oregon chardonnay or, for that matter, white Burgundy. The few dozen French or Oregon chardonnay over the past few years provide inadequate experience to make the kinds of statements I want to make about this wine. Regardless... Tasted with Marcus in McMinville. I strongly dislike reduction and this wine has none of that petrol, matchstick thing. A pretty wine - pale yellow, brilliant clarity and low alcohol. (12 or 12.5%?) Still a bit muted on the nose, but I think that's its youth. Soft white tree fruit with an apple blossom smell and some sea-breeze. In the mouth it is sensuously smooth and delightful, flavors coming on slowly, developing across the palate and carrying into a lengthy finish. Again, a young wine but even now it has good intensity and the same clarity on visual examination is present on the palate. That said, the flavors are rounded and subtle and soft. A pretty wine, but not feminine. There is a streak of prominent minerality/crushed shell. The lengthy finish opens with a tightening green apple/lemon zest citrus component which releases after a few seconds, lingering and softening back into how the wine smells. Mouth-filling flavors. This is the best Oregon chardonnay I have tasted - and I really do like Oregon chardonnay. I bought enough I'll be able to watch it develop over the next 5 - 10 years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type White
  • Producer Goodfellow Family Cellars
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Richard's Cuvee
  • Vineyard Whistling Ridge Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 144 (87%)
  • Consumed 19 (12%)

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