Origin: United States
- 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!
This Willamette Valley blend hails mainly from three different vineyards in the north, east, and south of the Willamette Valley, with a smaering from five of Fullerton's other sites. The soils of the vineyards represent the breadth and diversity of the Willamee Valley with both sedimentary- and volcanic-based soils. The record-breaking heat of the 2015 vintage has produced poised and plush fruit. With thoughtful decision making in the vineyard, specifically regarding canopy management and crop loads, the vineyards balanced physiological ripeness with balanced sugar and acid levels. During harvest, the fruit, including the seeds and skins, tasted great, and the resulting wines show beautifully today, while also holding great promise as they age.
Clones: Pommard, Wadensville, Dijon 113, 114, 115, 667, and 777.
Blueberry and ripe strawberry with a dash of baker’s spice, bramble, and herbs. The palate carries the fruit forward elegantly with balanced tannins following. Intriguing complexity and depth—an impressive wine for all.
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