You know that we don't believe in scoring the wines that we sell. There's far too much conflict of interest to even dabble in those murky waters.
When we taste a wine that smashes most of its peers, that positively blows our minds, we have to find another way to communicate just how deserving of your attention it is.
We tasted that wine yesterday afternoon. It left us speechless and mesmerized. Even within the context of the fantastic 2015 vintage, it's on another plane. For both of us, unquestionably, it is in our top 5 Oregon Pinots of the vintage. Here it is: Goodfellow Family Cellars Heritage #4 Pinot noir 2015
$59.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($65.95 regular)
In the most literal sense, awesome. Captivating, alluring, stunning. Conveying Pinot noir's paradoxes of rich density without weight, of sweetness and ineffable savoriness, this complex and dynamic young wine pulses with a beautiful heart of red fruits, joined by flourishes of spice, herb, floral, orange and so much more. A joy to sip now, especially if opened and savored over the course of a few days, it will enjoy a very long life in the cellar should you choose to wait 5, 10, or 15 years. This magical wine is made from the old vines of Whistling Ridge Vineyard. - Marcus and Andy
"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." - Marcus Goodfellow
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Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
Build a Case
Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.