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Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir
Fullerton Wines
United States - Oregon - Willamette Valley

Three otters have rested prominently on the Fullerton family crest since the 13th century. Today, the family craft these wines to honor their Northern European heritage. The Three Otters wines are energetic, playful, and make friends easily at gatherings. They are otterly delicious!

Light ruby-red. Aromas of fresh red berries, cologne, autumn leaves, crushed rock, and pungent moss lead. A soft palate follows packing plenty of flavor into each sip. Strawberry, raspberry and cherry are accented by tanned leather, fines herbes, and cinnamon.

Specifications
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
7-40 years old
Soil type
sedimentary and volcanic-based soils
Vinification
Crafted in 6 ton fermentors, the cap management was primarily pump and pour overs combined with a few rack and returns. Spontaneously fermented by indigenous yeast, each fermentor reached temperatures between 87-90 degrees F. About 25% whole cluster and 20% extended maceration, the wine yields approachable and classic Willamee characteristics with structured, smooth tannins.
Aging: 98% neutral French oak, 2% new French oak
Production
1,300 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Serve this wine slightly chilled, and pair it with dishes of earthy mushrooms, like chanterelles and morels, light cuts of meat, charcuterie and cheese.

Reviews and News

2019 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - JS

2019 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A perfumed nose with beeswax and dried grass, as well as pears and poached apples. The palate has some pithy intensity with baked-pear and melon flavors. Drink now. Screw cap."

- James Suckling (August 2021), 90 pts

 

2018 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - JS

2018 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A gently reductive pinot that shows gun flint, grilled meat and red berries on the nose, leading to a fresh strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant-flavored palate. Smooth, fresh and easy style here. Drink now. Screw cap."

- James Suckling (May 2021), 90 pts

 

2017 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - JS

2017 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A fresh array of bright, ripe strawberries and fresh wild herbs here with attractive, spicy oak. The palate is neatly framed in fine, easy and fresh tannins. Drink now."

- James Suckling (July 2019), 91 pts

 

2016 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 88 PTS - WE

2016 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"This fresh and inviting, value-priced wine is done in a lighter style, with strawberry fruit rather than darker black fruit flavors. It's lively with appealing accents of cola and mocha."

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2018), 88 pts

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2015 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(15% whole clusters and 5% new French oak) Light vivid red. Spice-accented red berry aromas and flavors are complemented by a subtle floral nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Juicy, seamless and light on its feet; a peppery note adds back-end cut. Finishes clean and brisk, with soft tannins adding gentle grip and shape. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2018), 89 pts

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2015 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 88 PTS - WE

2015 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"The winery's value bottling, this was vinified in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel. Enjoy soon for its pretty mix of savory herb, black cherry and molasses flavors."

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2017), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Fullerton Wines

Great wine speaks profoundly, a universal language transcending any one culture. Hailing from northern Europe, the Fullerton family speaks many languages, and delights in sharing the language of wine with ...
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