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Matello Wines

Matello Wines

Don't let Matello Wines' small size fool you: Matello makes some Oregon's best Pinot noirs and white wines. Owner and winemaker Marcus Goodfellow is a star of the indie wine set in Portland, well-known among Portland's "foodies".

Marcus's deep knowledge of wine and winemaking began at the Heathman Hotel, where he rose from bus boy to wine expert. He continues his connection to the restaurant community - his Matello Pinot noir was selected for a James Beard dinner in New York City just a few years after he started making wine.

Goodfellow developed his winemaking skills while working closely with Amy Wesselman and David Autrey of Westrey. Matello wines are made from grapes purchased from several locations in the Willamette Valley. Marcus makes some his best wines from Pinot noir grapes sourced from the Whistling Ridge Vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The vineyard lies directly above Beaux Freres Vineyards.

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Matello Hommage Pinot noir 2012

Packed with superb detail and an abundance of dry extract, this red-fruited, elegant new release promises great things ...


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$25.16

$27.95 Regular

Matello Lazarus Pinot noir 2012

The first three words I wrote were the same: "wow." I can't imagine how you'd fit more into a $20 Pinot. In what I'm re...


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$20.66

$22.95 Regular

Matello Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee 2012

Previous vintage notes:

50 cases made.
Utterly brilliant. Last year's Richard's was the best received Oregon Cha...


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$37.76

$41.95 Regular

Matello Whistling Ridge Pinot noir 2011

Packed with superb detail and an abundance of dry extract, this red-fruited, elegant new release promises great things ...


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$32.36

$35.95 Regular

Matello "Souris" Pinot noir 2011

Souris is Matello's selection of the best barrels in the cellar, combining a handful of beautiful vineyard sites into one...


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$35.96

$39.95 Regular

Matello Durant Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

The wine is incredibly attractive - it invades your senses with sappy red fruit, powerful and ripe, with stunning, ineffab...


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$35.05

$38.95 Regular

Matello Whistling Ridge Blanc 2010

Flavors of sweet citrus, fennel pollen and fruit salad and the perfect balance of secret sweetness and lingering acidity. ...


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$23.36

$25.95 Regular

Matello Fool's Journey 2010

The 2010 Fool's Journey has slowly evolved into a beautifully feminine wine (yes, I am talking about Syrah!). Floral up f...


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$26.95

$29.95 Regular

Matello Clover 2011

Ready to have your perceptions of Pinot gris shattered? I was. I've sort of given up on Oregon Pinot gris for home drinki...


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$20.66

$22.95 Regular

Matello Viognier 2011

2010 vintage notes: Let me say without reservation: this is the best Pacific Northwest Viognier I've tasted. It is the de...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Matello White Pinot noir 2010

Stone fruit, roses and raspberry leaves mingled with nutty overtones. Creamy texture and a long finish....


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$35.96

$39.95 Regular

Matello Pinot Gris 2013

Matello consistently makes one of Oregon best Pinot gris. Sourced from the Whistling Ridge Vineyard this dry, crisp white ...


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$15.25

$16.95 Regular

Matello Rose of Pinot noir 2013

This pale pink Rose evokes roses, white tea, stone fruit and watermelon rind.

Matello is produced by one of the smal...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Matello Bishop Creek Pinot Noir 09

2009 Wine Advocate - 92 points - The 2009 Pinot Noir Bishop Creek Vineyard adds complexity and structur...


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$37.76

$41.95 Regular

Whistling Ridge La Terra Pinot noir 2010

Apropos of the club name, this is a true "insider" Pinot noir not readily available outside of Oregon. Whistling Ridge Vi...


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$22.45

$24.95 Regular

Matello Pinot noir Winter's Hill 09

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


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$34.16

$37.95 Regular

More About Matello Wines

Marcus' philosophy in winemaking is to "let it be." He allows the natural beauty of the fruit to take center stage and builds a perfectly balanced wine around its natural evolution, without manipulation. Marcus does not alter the young wine's fermentation with yeast, and he uses little new oak. Oak is used for aging to add texture rather than flavor, allowing the fruit to predominate.

Goodfellow's winemaking process results in wines that allow the terroir to shine through. He takes risks and produces unique and memorable wines. Matello is an "Insider" winery worth knowing.

below, Marcus Goodfellow outside his winery in McMinnville, Oregon

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