Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Seth Morgen Long Delectable Pro

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

Surveying Durant ahead of my opportunity to work with the fruit this year. I enjoy Marcus's philosophy of winemaking. There is good minerality, and firm reduction aromatically, countered by opulent ripeness appearing on the palate.

Surveying Durant ahead of my opportunity to work with the fruit this year. I enjoy Marcus's philosophy of winemaking. There is good minerality, and firm reduction aromatically, countered by opulent ripeness appearing on the palate.

8.9

boyd pearson Delectable Pro

Reductive as all get out but I like it. Definitely pushes the limit of that spectrum.

Reductive as all get out but I like it. Definitely pushes the limit of that spectrum.

8.8

Neil Cornish

If you like strong reduction this is a winner. I love me some reduction. Saline. High end oak. Clean fruit.

If you like strong reduction this is a winner. I love me some reduction. Saline. High end oak. Clean fruit.

9.0

Erik Nordman

Such delightfully tasty Chardonnay. Love the style Marcus makes his Chards in. Simultaneous richness and bright freshness. Great reductive edge that helps emphasize the fruit through contrast rather than just masking it. Great complexity. Pours a medium (-) intensity straw hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apple and star fruit, lemon curd, an almost smoky crushed chalk minerality, leesy aged cheese rind and pretzel bread, a bit of creme fraiche, almond skin, struck match, and some subtle toasted anise and baking spice character from apparent but balanced new oak influence. On the palate, there's more yellow apple and starfruit (albeit a bit less ripe), lemon curd, crushed chalk, pretzel bread, and almond skin, underpinned by new oak baking spice. Nice length on the palate. Medium (+)/high acid, medium (-) body with a slightly oily leesy texture, bone dry, alcohol is medium (+) and completely balanced. One of the more impressive Chardonnays I've had from the Willamette. Drinks not dissimilar from a decent 1er Cru from the Côte de Beaune.

Such delightfully tasty Chardonnay. Love the style Marcus makes his Chards in. Simultaneous richness and bright freshness. Great reductive edge that helps emphasize the fruit through contrast rather than just masking it. Great complexity. Pours a medium (-) intensity straw hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apple and star fruit, lemon curd, an almost smoky crushed chalk minerality, leesy aged cheese rind and pretzel bread, a bit of creme fraiche, almond skin, struck match, and some subtle toasted anise and baking spice character from apparent but balanced new oak influence. On the palate, there's more yellow apple and starfruit (albeit a bit less ripe), lemon curd, crushed chalk, pretzel bread, and almond skin, underpinned by new oak baking spice. Nice length on the palate. Medium (+)/high acid, medium (-) body with a slightly oily leesy texture, bone dry, alcohol is medium (+) and completely balanced. One of the more impressive Chardonnays I've had from the Willamette. Drinks not dissimilar from a decent 1er Cru from the Côte de Beaune.

9.3

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm