Celebrating Bill Fuller’s milestone 46th vintage in Oregon, our 2019 Vintage 46 Pinot Noir is crafted by Bill from his favorite blocks at Tualatin Estate Vineyard using his traditional techniques.
On the Nose: Deep garnet in color, the bouquet offers notes of raspberry purée, fresh red cherries, florals including violets and rose, dusty earth and milk chocolate.
On the Palate: Medium-bodied and lively with flavors mirroring aromas with the addition of cranberry and wood spices. The finish is soft, round and long-lived with integrated tannins.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with smoky pork tenderloin with roasted sweet potatoes, creamy Dijon chicken, apricot and honey glazed ham, chicken marsala and savory bread pudding with mushrooms and caramelized onions.
Peak Drinkability: 2021 - 2030
A Wine Dedicated to Oregon Wine Pioneer Bill Fuller
In 1971, Bill Fuller began exploring sites in the Willamette Valley with his business partner Bill Malkmus and eventually moved from California to Oregon with his family to pursue his dreams of starting his own vineyard and producing cool-climate Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. Established in 1973, Tualatin Estate Vineyard is one of the oldest and most respected vineyard sites in Oregon and was the first to produce an Oregon wine named to the Wine Spectator Top 100 List.
The vineyard site is located in a coastal rain shadow near Forest Grove, Oregon. The soil is called Laurelwood, an ancient ocean bottom uplift topped with loess — glacial scrapings or “rock flour.” The unusual aspect of this soil is the formation of “pisolites,” iron concretions that appear as rusted musket balls in the top layer, creating a pronounced “rose petal” nose that can be easily blind tasted in a lineup of top Oregon Pinots.
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