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!
2016 had the earliest start to the growing season ever on record in the Willamette Valley thanks to a very mild winter and summer-like temperatures in April, May, and early June. The latter half of June brought a major cool-down, slowing ripening and extending hang-time. July through early August brought warm days and cool nights perfect for developing flavor, maintaining acidity, and slowly accumulating sugar in the grapes. In the latter half of August, heat came back pushing the first grapes to ripeness followed by another cool down at the end of August and beginning of September. After some light rain, harvest picked up quickly in the second week of September and finished by the end of the month. Overall, 2016 provided vivid flavors, enticing aromatics, smooth tannins, and tremendous balance.
Bright and energetic with wild strawberry, red cherry, and raspberry coulis followed by sage, white pepper, cinnamon, oolong tea and floral tones. Black cherry, tea, soil, raspberry, and leather follow on palate, with a spiced and vivid finish. Captures the ethereal and seductive allure of Pinot Noir.
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