A guide to cellaring and drinking your Goodfellow and Matello wines.


Mother Nature brought the heat in 2014, and while a large crop helped mitigate the warmth a bit, these are no shrinking violets. Currently the sedimentary soil vineyards, Whistling Ridge and Bishop Creek, are in a closed phase. The 2014 Durant Pinot noir is beautifully aromatic, but has considerable textural evolution ahead of it. My recommendation is to hold these for now, checking in on the Durant in 2019-2020 and the Whistling Ridge and Bishop Creek in 2020-2022. My current favorite for the Pinot Noirs to open now is the Ribbon Ridge bottling, followed by the Willamette Valley. 

Whites are excellent, and the Chardonnays lead the way. Cellar worthy, but already extraordinary, drink or hold. 2014 Chardonnays and Whistling Ridge Blanc should last at least 8-10 years.