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Goodfellow Family Cellars Heritage Pinot noir 2012

One of the ten best 2012 Oregon Pinots. Whether it ever gets a score to match our praise is purely academic, and not worth further discussion. I've quietly been talking this up for nearly six months, since I first tasted it at the winery. What first struck me was the texture. I've never tasted a wine from Marcus Goodfellow with such an incredibly rich mouth feel. Credit a very long and slow fermentation for creating a luxuriousness that few Oregon Pinots possess, all while retaining a nimble weightlessness. 

There's density and weight to the aromatics; they're stunning and transformative. A beautiful heart of red fruit pulses, sending with it a complex melange of orange, sweet herbs, and cream. The essence of Pinot noir lingers for minutes. 

Heritage was in our year-end Collector's Case because it is one of the most collectible wines of the 2012 vintage. Twenty years from now, we fully expect it to be in fine form. Only 94 cases were made. - Marcus 

A brief explanation from the winery about the inaugural vintage of Heritage: "Over millennia, we have learned that the Great sites for Pinot noir require years of cellaring before they show how truly captivating they are. These Pinot noirs, consumed at the right point, move us like few other wines are capable of doing. Cellaring, for ourselves and for our children, is a necessary part of creating a legacy for our region. Heritage Bottling #1 is from a single micro-climate of old vines. Delicious now, it will be years before the peak arrives but all the waiting will be worthwhile."



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