Torii Mor Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Select 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earth and forest floor on the nose with a nuance of oak and some small, red berry fruit. Rather light on entry, this is smooth with a nice underlay of dusty if fine grained tannins. The fruit is a bit shy, earthy and raspberry toned with a nice rusty edge. The finish is quite mineral-driven with minty inner mouth perfumes and decent length. This is subtle and rather elegant with good freshness and perfumes in the mouth, though it is a bit shy in the fruit department today. 88pts

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Torii Mor Winery:
At Torii Mor, we strive to create premium quality, handcrafted wines that reflect the earthbound qualities contained within every grape.  We believe in the enjoyment of intertwining life and wine and seek to capture the spirit of this philosophy in the wines we create.  Winemaker, Jacques Tardy, creates wines based on the Burgundian principles of refinement and elegance. ... Read more
At Torii Mor, we strive to create premium quality, handcrafted wines that reflect the earthbound qualities contained within every grape.  We believe in the enjoyment of intertwining life and wine and seek to capture the spirit of this philosophy in the wines we create.  Winemaker, Jacques Tardy, creates wines based on the Burgundian principles of refinement and elegance.  This is done through attentive management in the vineyard and minimal handling in the cellar, to create wines that truly express their individuality. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Torii Mor Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Select

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,831
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2012

Earth and forest floor on the nose with a nuance of oak and some small, red berry fruit. Rather light on entry, this is smooth with a nice underlay of dusty if fine grained tannins. The fruit is a bit shy, earthy and raspberry toned with a nice rusty edge. The finish is quite mineral-driven with minty inner mouth perfumes and decent length. This is subtle and rather elegant with good freshness and perfumes in the mouth, though it is a bit shy in the fruit department today. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,831
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/15/2010

Slightly smoky on the nose with notes of campfire, wood spice, and vanillin drifting over dried cherry fruit. This has a distinctly toasty quality to the nose. On the palate all of that is subsumed by rich fruit, raspberries and more savory berry tones. this is nicely open and expressive with the mid-palate well supported by soft, integrated tannins. This really is all about the fruit but remains so well balanced, adding a bit of weight and power on the backend but retaining real finesse on the finish. Lovely wine that should develop a bit more complexity with some age. 91pts


Member Reviews for Torii Mor Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Select

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/11/2010

Fairly closed nose. Raspberry, caramel and some orange peel. Nice spice on the back palate. - Marché Bacchus 10/9/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/29/2010

Aromas of herbs, spices and florals mixed with black and red cherry, dark chocolate and a dusty note of earth. Flavors of red and dark berries, dark cherry, blackberry and spicy earthiness. Not overly complex, fell a tad flat in that regard. - Tasted at winery 8/17/10


Snooth User: Little Chef
23616768
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/04/2011

This is one of my favorites, I tasted the 2009 this past weekend and it will be outstanding when it grows up.


Snooth User: smithdaj54
829879858
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/06/2011

Four and a half glasses



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