2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars ‘Whistling Ridge’ Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge
Winemaker Notes: Vibrantly red fruited, elegant, light-bodied and gamine-like. Red currants, dry red cherries, potpourri, and orange peel. Weightless, refreshing, crystalline, juicy in the mouth adding strawberries to the parade of red fruits.Whistling Ridge Vineyard sits ridge-top in the western edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. the vines catch the daily winds that blow in, slowing ripening, evaporating moisture, and thickening skins. Soils are eroded from upli ed marine sedimentary rock, 40 to 50 million years old, and dry out quickly in the growing season, forcing non-irrigated vines to grow roots deep in search of water. Richard and Patricia Alvord planted and have farmed the 14 acre plot for the past two and a half decades. Patricia does all of her own gra ing, and Pinot Noir plantings are a selection massale of over half a dozen clones. The wines are structured, elegant and complex.
Goodfellow Family Cellars is a winemaker owned and operated winery in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley. Founded in 2002, and producing approximately 4000 cases annually, we focus on old vines planted in unique and beautiful sites, conscientious farming, and techniques of tradition in the cellar. We are members of the Deep Roots Coalition, a group of cra oriented wineries commi ed to sustainable farming and sourcing grapes solely from non-irrigated vines. We do this because it is the responsible choice, and because it produces the highest quality wine with the truest expression of place.
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