Goodfellow Family Cellars

Durant Vineyard Chardonnay

9.010 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Oregon, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.9

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.

Sep 12th, 2017
Douglass Ruth

Douglass had this 3 years ago

Douglass had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2017
boyd pearson

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.

Feb 1st, 2017
Chef John Caudill

Sleek and elegant with toasted hazelnuts, lemon curd and steely mineral notes. A real treat.

Sleek and elegant with toasted hazelnuts, lemon curd and steely mineral notes. A real treat.

Aug 22nd, 2019
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.

Jan 7th, 2018
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.

Sep 2nd, 2017
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Oct 27th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Aug 18th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Sep 27th, 2017
Darin Kendrick

Darin had this 3 years ago

Darin had this 3 years ago

Sep 7th, 2017