FULLERTON MOMTAZI WILLAMETTE PINOT NOIR 2014
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Fullerton Momtazi Willamette Pinot Noir

A portion of the wine fermented in open-top tanks, another portion in closed-top tanks, and a small fraction fermented in rotator barrels, using 25% whole clusters in total. The wine was cold-soaked for seven days, and fermentation lasted two weeks yielding three weeks of total maceration. For the open-top tanks a mixture of punch-downs and pump-overs were used, along with two rack-and-returns during the course of fermentation, whereas the closed-top tanks were pumped over with rack-and-returns as needed. For the barrel fermentations, the barrels were spun twice daily, and rack-and-returns were performed on select barrels as needed. The wine aged 18 months in barrel, 13% of which was new French oak. The lengthy finish promises enjoyment now through at least 2029.


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95 points - Wine Review Online (RC): Most Pinot Noir makers will tell you that the goal is to carefully nurture the wine in the vineyard, and then not mess it up in the winery. This wine hits the mark really nicely, with minimal intervention and only 13% new oak allowing the vineyard to speak clearly, resulting in very complex aroma and flavor profiles that include ripe strawberry, black and blue berries, citrus zest, herbs and Asian spices. It's got racy acidity and a sturdy backbone that says 5 to 10 years of aging will bring an elegant lady to life. Fullerton is a fairly new player, and one to watch. Well done!

Bottle Size: .750

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