2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 10 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2028 - 2048 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 9, 2020 - Day 3 I think. I could tell this would be very very good from PnP - it was perfumed and complex. Now we see all the promise fulfilled. Light red - wild strawberry and pomegranate along with serious roses, a bit of red spice, and maybe a little lacquer (in a good way). Cinnamon. High-toned and really bright and lithe. The palate starts like the nose - bright and light red and tart, then it deepens in the midpalate - darkens somewhat with some earth and game flavors along with some minerality, and then it actually sweetens somewhat with the fruit becoming less tart. Make no mistake, there is excellent acid the whole way through. The finish develops some more gamey and some iron/blood, meaty/gutty thing that shows right on the nose when poured now. This is killer Pinot Noir and dare I say Grand Cru quality. It will improve with 10-15 more years in bottle and should be spectacular at peak. Bravo! Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5.5/6, Finish - 5+/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 17.5+/20 (with 18-18.5/20 potential.)

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  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 29, 2020 - I can't get over how great these wines are. They are perfect for me. This color is light red, limpid, but lively, and bright. It is very aromatic, with fresh cherry skin, light spice in a dried wooden box, also there is a cool, deep sweet cherry mineral thing going on here...tough to put into words, but very cool. Man is this refreshing in the mouth. It is light bodied, and so easy to drink, but in a good way, more like it is everpesent. It is so tasty, with cherry, dried cherry, sweet green leaf, mineral perceptions, dusty clay road perceptions, the list goes on. I really like this wine!

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Oskiwawa wrote: 92 points

    March 27, 2020 - Popped and poured. Drank over 2 hours. Bright cherry profile. Good acidity. These should improve with 3-5 more years and hold for at least 10. Really well done with lots of upside potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Goodfellow Family Cellars
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Heritage No. 10
  • Vineyard Whistling Ridge Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (6%)
  • In Cellars 185 (90%)
  • Consumed 8 (4%)

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