Wines and Purchasing
Goodfellow wines are available directly from the winery, or from many fine shops and restaurants in Portland.
We take the "slow food" approach in producing our wines. Nothing is rushed. Each process is given full attention, and the time required to maintain the true nature of the vineyard in the wines. Our Pinot noirs are fermented in small lots using native yeast and considerable stem inclusion, punched down by hand, and aged 14-21 months, in a mixture of new and neutral French oak. White wines are fermented in barrel, puncheon, and foudre, and aged on the lees, with primary fermentation routinely lasting 3-6 months. Each wine is given an appropriate maturation period before bottling.
Our wines can be found in many of your favorite shops and restaurants in Portland, as well as directly from us. For information on wine availability and shipping please call (503) 939-1308, or email email@example.com.
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This is the perfect introduction to Goodfellow Chardonnay. Our Chardonnay spends 21 months on the lees in neutral and new French oak puncheons. The Willamette Valley bottling is bright and crisp, with the texture and complexity that comes with extended elevage. Vineyard sources: Whistling Ridge & Durant Vineyards.
Whistling Ridge Vineyard, Richard’s Cuvée
CHARDONNAY, RIBBON RIDGE AVA
Whistling Ridge Vineyard consistently produces a Chardonnay that is mineral and deep, with lemon curd and almond flowers. This is a mixed clonal planting, dry farmed, ridge top exposure, and sedimentary soils.
CHARDONNAY, DUNDEE HILLS AVA
Our single vineyard Durant Chardonnay is marked by weighty stone fruit and blossoms balanced with a core of mineral freshness. Dijon clones from Volcanic soils paired with our cellar techniques of cool slow fermentation and extended lees aging produce a rare combination of textural richness and a lively electric nature.
Pinot Gris Reserve, Clover
WILLAMETTE VALLEY AVA
The Clover Reserve is produced from Whistling Ridge and Bishop Creek Vineyards Pinot Gris plantings. The wine is fermented and aged on the lees in mostly neutral French acacia and oak barrels, both the classic barrique size and large format puncheon and foudre. There is beautiful balance of acidity, purity of fruit and richness. Vineyard sources: Whistling Ridge & Bishop Creek Vineyards.
Our Pinot Noir is fermented in small lots with 30-100% whole cluster and native yeasts. The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a selection of barrels from our cellar and is aged primarily in neutral French oak for 19 months. Savory, with red fruit and spice. Vineyard sources: Whistling Ridge, Durant & Fircrest.
PINOT NOIR, RIBBON RIDGE AVA
This bottle holds a special place in our portfolio as an introduction to the smallest AVA with a reputation of the highest regard. Enjoy deep flavors of clove, mulberry and a touch of strawberry. Vineyard source: Whistling Ridge.
Whistling Ridge Vineyard
PINOT NOIR, RIBBON RIDGE AVA
With more than ten clones of Pinot Noir planted in the shallow marine sedimentary soils at Whistling Ridge, the clonal diversity here creates an expression of site totally removed from clonal character. Dry farming encourages deep roots and daily wind that blows in the afternoons and evening keeps the canopy fresh in the heat of the summer. Elevage takes place in new and neutral French oak puncheons for 18-21 months. The wines show off Ribbon Ridge character of dusty red and black fruit, sappy spice and firm, savory structure.
PINOT NOIR, DUNDEE HILLS AVA
Produced from hand-picked Pommard and Dijon 114, planted in 1973 and 1993, the Durant Vineyard is often the first site at full ripeness. It is fermented in small lots with native yeasts and a high percentage of whole cluster. The wine is aged for 18 months in 15%-25% new French oak barrels and puncheons. Durant is often tense, silken and delicate with spicy red-fruited purity and clean texture from one of the original Dundee Hills vineyards.
Bishop Creek Vineyard
PINOT NOIR, YAMHILL CARLTON AVA
There is intensity at Bishop Creek, with deep, dark toned fruit, a spicy floral edge and savory tones with acidity and length. The fruit comes from a three acre parcel of twenty-five year old own rooted Wadensville vines, dry farmed in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Wines are fermented in small lots, typically with 50-60% whole-cluster, and aged for 18-21 months.
The Heritage series of wines represent our version of Grand Cru: the best rows, the oldest vines. Over the past few years I have become increasingly driven in retaining the clarity and nuances of the wines and the vineyards they come from. Seeking flavors that are not fruit based, and developing a belief that the truly amazing secondary aspects to Pinot noir are savory based. Elegant and powerful, showing the depth for cellaring and a nuanced interplay of savory and sweet, these are the wines I make to leave for my sons.