Celebrating Bill Fuller’s milestone 47th vintage in Oregon, our 2020 Vintage 47 Pinot Noir is crafted by Bill from his favorite blocks at Tualatin Estate Vineyard using his traditional techniques.
On the Nose: A nose featuring black cherries, blackberries, minerality and violet and rose florals that makes way for a medium-bodied, concentrated and silky palate.
On the Palate: Flavors of dark fruits, hazelnut and baking spices. The finish is round with persistent tannins.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with smoked meats including pork and lamb, pot roast with vegetables, fresh pasta with mushrooms and marsala and stuffed acorn squash with hazelnut and herbs.
Peak Drinkability: 2022 - 2031
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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