Bill Fuller, one of Oregon’s first emigrating winemakers began planting Tualatin Estate in 1973. This small bottling is a tribute to his contribution in helping build the Oregon wine industry.
Garnet in color, this intriguing nose showcases spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa powder centered around a deeply concentrated core of cherry and currant fruit. The mouthfeel is lush with a sweet fruit middle, reminiscent of cordial cherry, then moving in to notes of sandalwood, cedar and star anise. Poised structure of velvety tannins and balancing acidity lead to an ample finish.
90 points - Wine Advocate