Josh Raynolds of Vinous gives a thorough analysis of the 2015 Vintage for Oregon, reporting that “Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot.” We are very pleased that Josh gave our 2015 Goodrich Pinot Noir top marks:
2015 GOODRICH PINOT NOIR – 93 POINTS
“Light vivid red. Suave, spice- and mineral-accented red berry and potpourri aromas, accompanied by a hint of succulent herbs and a smoky nuance that emerges with air. Sweet and precise on the palate, offering energetic raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors along with muskier rhubarb and floral pastille notes. The penetrating, red-fruit-driven finish shows excellent clarity, smooth tannins and strong persistence.” – Josh Raynolds, vinous.com
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Read the article on Oregon’s 2015 Vintage here. Full wine reviews for all Oregon wineries are available to members of vinous, more information at vinous.com.
Our 2015 Goodrich Pinot Noir was awarded 94 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“Produced using 50% whole clusters, the 2015 Goodrich Pinot Noir has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and a fragrant nose of red roses, Bing cherries and Provence herbs with hints of underbrush, lavender and damp soil. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and delicately-played on the palate, it has a nice foundation of grippy tannins and very appealing freshness that continues through the long finish. Drink dates: 2017-2023. 94 points” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown
According to Wine Advocate Magazine, a rating of 90-95 is only given to “an outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.”
Our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir was awarded 94 points by Wine Spectator Magazine. This review was also featured in their exclusive Wine Spectator Insider for subscribers only.
“Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powdery tannins on the long, vivid finish. Exciting, promising a great future.” – Harvey Steinem
Wine Spectator tastes all wines blind, rating them on their classic 100 point scale. A wine that’s awarded between 90 and 94 points they deem “Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style”
This review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir 92 points:
“a blackberry and briary scented bouquet with subtle earthy tones, nicely defined but tightly coiled at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with soft and supple texture and it is difficult to discern the whole cluster fruit, that is to say there is hardly any stemminess in this wine. Instead, there is plenty of spice toward the finish with black pepper and clove notes infusing the black fruit. This delivers style and class and (of course) it comes recommended.”
Our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“This is the first time this recently purchased vineyard has been featured as an Elk Cove designate. Planted in 2007, it’s just coming into its own. The young fruit is tight and tangy – a mix of raspberry and black cherry. Forward, bright and lightly spicy, it’s (a) nicely focused effort with some high snap to the finish.” – Paul Gregutt
According to the Wine Enthusiast, a rating of 90-94 points equates to “Excellent. Extremely well made and highly recommended.” The full review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
Our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir received a spectacular 94 point rating from Wine Spectator Magazine.
“Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powderytannins on the long, vivid finish. Exciting, promising a great future.” – Harvey Steinem
According to Wine Spectator’s Insider, the 4 page report features “wines that have most excited our editors in their recent tastings” posted in advance for subscribers to the magazine.