Goodfellow Family Cellars Clover Reserve Pinot gris 2016
Magical Pinot gris is the only way to say it. Literally one of the two best Oregon gris's. Rich and honeyed, yet super racy. Texturally brilliant, yet light and refreshing.
Ready to have your perceptions of Pinot gris shattered? I was. I've sort of given up on Oregon Pinot gris for home drinking - it rarely has the acidity I crave and all to often adds a touch of sweetness that doesn't suit my tastes. Enter Goodfellow Family Cellars Clover, a Reserve Pinot gris that is treated like a reserve wine, right down to the extended barrel aging (all neutral oak). Depth, texture, fantastic freshness. Just 175 cases made from vines planted in 1990.
Am I surprised that a wine like this came from Marcus Goodfellow (Matello, Goodfellow Family Cellars)? Not at all. He's one of the most dynamic winemakers in the Willamette Valley, if not on the West Coast. Marcus's full range of Pinot noirs continue to stun us, as does his Richard's Cuvee Chardonnay (one of Oregon's best Chardonnays, period). No doubt the new winery has helped increase quality, but Marcus has had the vision and talent all along. I want to give him some Pinotage, quite possibly the world's most maligned grape varietal, to see if he can make it good. Something tells me he could. - Marcus
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