2016 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARDs | Bella Vida, Lichtenwalter, Fir Crest
clones | 113, 115, 667, 777, Pommard
APPELLATION | willamette valley
WINEMAKER | Alex Fullerton
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 14–16, 2016
BOTTLING | february 20, 2018
ALCOHOL | 13.8%
PRODUCTION | 5 cases
On our family crest rests the Fullerton motto, Lux in Tenebris, or “Light in Darkness.” Our 2016 Tenebris Pinot noir pulls from three of our preeminent vineyards and barrels from the vintage. 2016 rises high amidst the recent, excellent vintages thanks to a moderating of the 2015 heat. Composure, elegance and purity of fruit weave together profoundly. The 40% whole cluster inclusion adds aromatic complexity, tannin and poise, allowing this wine to go the distance in the cellar, while the melding of volcanic and ancient sedimentary soils demonstrates how the art of the blend can yield mesmerizing results.
Great wine speaks profoundly, a universal language that transcends any one culture. Hailing from Sweden and Denmark, the Fullertons speak many languages and delight in sharing the language of wine with others. Winemaker Alex Fullerton, at the age of 29, has garnered respect from critics, buyers and the public alike. Fullerton Wines crafts elegant and distinctive Pinot noir and Chardonnay that transport you to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Join the journey.