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Matello Pinot noir Winter's Hill 09


$37.95 Regular

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Marcus Goodfellow's 2009 wines are on the leader board for the vintage just as the 2008's were among my favorites last year.

We recently tasted through all of his 2009 vintage wines and the brightest star in my book was the Winter's Hill Pinot noir. Succulent candied cherry fills the nose and readies your taste buds for impeccably balanced red fruit.

At almost 50% whole cluster, there is an exotic complexity to this sizeable Pinot, which is juxtaposed by a delicate silkiness in the finish that I thoroughly enjoy. Harvested from a single block of Pommard, yielding less than 100 cases. - Andy

2009 Wine Advocate - 92 points - My personal favorite in this collection is the 2009 Pinot Noir Winter's Hill that was made with 50% whole clusters and spent 16 months in barrel. It is the most intense, concentrated, and layered of these wines and has the most aging potential. Give this lengthy effort 1-2 years of cellaring and drink it through 2021+. - Jay Miller

Succulent, sizeable, and structured to balance the fruit. It will be a beast when it fleshes out in a couple of years. - the winemaker

Matello is an Indie Producer with a hands-off Approach to Pinot

Matello is produced by one of the smallest wineries in Oregon, but still makes four Pinot Noir bottlings with a total production of around 500 cases. Proprietor and winemaker Marcus Goodfellow has become a darling of the “indie” wine set in Portland, and is well-known in the food and beverage circles there.

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