2017 Three Otters Pinot Noir
Crafted in 6 ton fermentors, the cap management was primarily pump and pour overs combined with a few rack and returns. Spontaneously fermented by indigenous yeast, each fermentor reached temperatures between 87-90 degrees F. About 25% whole cluster and 20% extended maceration, the wine yields approachable and classic Willamee characteristics with structured, smooth tannins.
Bright and energetic with red fruits and baker's spices backed by hints of leather, mushrooms, sassafras, sage, and rosemary. Lithe on the palate finishing with fine tannins.
Our love of otters runs deep. Their prominent role on our family crest inspires our passion for helping organizations that protect these beautiful animals and their habitat. Raise a glass of Three Otters, and you also help our otters in the Pacific Northwest.
91 points - James Suckling
A fresh array of bright, ripe strawberries and fresh wild herbs here with attractive, spicy oak. The palate is neatly framed in fine, easy and fresh tannins. Drink now.