Delightful Willamette Valley Pinot Noir under $20, this is indeed a rare breed!
The Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from three different vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. 75% of the wine is aged in stainless steel and 25% in neutral French oak.
The wine has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $18. Only 4,100 cases produced.
From the bottle:
Raise a glass of wine, and help our otters in the Pacific Northwest!
The Fullerton family loves spending time together while enjoying a nice glass of wine paired with good food. Our Pinot Noir has great balance, is soft and smooth on the palate with fresh, red fruits on the nose, and is meant to be consumed young. We suggest you serve this wine slightly chilled, and pair it with dishes of earthy mushrooms, like chanterelles or morels, light cuts of meat, charcuterie and cheese.
Our love of otters runs deep, from our family crest to our passion of helping support organizations that protect these beautiful animals and their natural habitat. Follow us as we help them @OtterAid.
Who doesn't like otters? One of my favorite animals, I was a little apprehensive about trying this wine. Could the contents inside the bottle live up to the cuteness on the outside? Especially when we're talking about small production Willamette Valley Pinot Noir which typically trends well above our $20 price limit? It turns out that I needn't have worried.
The 2014 Fullerton Three Otters Pinot Noir begins with a multi-faceted and inviting aroma of strawberry, cherry, lots of earthy notes and a little spice. Taking a sip reveals a super smooth texture with good acidity. Flavors of black cherry, cranberry and blackberry are followed by more earthy notes, licorice and leather that carry all the way into the dry, long-lasting finish. This is a great all-around Pinot Noir showing both earth and fruit.
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