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Torii Mor Pinot Noir Eola Amity Hills Temperance Hill 2008

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The Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, harvested on October 24th at 1.448 tons per acre, was fermented by indigenous yeast in small fermenters. It was punched down three times daily, pressed gently, and racked to 28.57% new barrels, 14.29% one year old, 14.29% 2 year old, and the rest neutral oak. The barrels were racked in April and then again in August when the blend was put together before returning to barrels for another 11 months, for a total of 21 months. It is comprised of 71.43 % Pommard and 28.57% Dijon 777 clones.

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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

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Snooth User: smithdaj54
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3.50 5
11/30/2011

Another great offering from Torii Mor. Lighter than some of theirs but still worth picking up for OR pinot fans.



Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Temperance Hill has a sweet aroma of smoke-dill-cold ashes (less pronounced than other vintages, but a consistent aromatic in the blocks Torii Mor receives from Temperance Hill Vineyard), followed by rich, ripe-jammy dark cherry/dark chocolate and a bright bouquet of floral notes. The flavors show rich, sweet dark cherries, very dark chocolate, and a touch of oak spices. The finish is fat, rich, and elegant with dark cherry-berries, dark chocolate and herb-oak spices. The mouth-feel is thick, rich, bright and very sweet with a medium spicy finish. The texture shows rich, sweet round tannins.

The Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, harvested on October 24th at 1.448 tons per acre, was fermented by indigenous yeast in small fermenters. It was punched down three times daily, pressed gently, and racked to 28.57% new barrels, 14.29% one year old, 14.29% 2 year old, and the rest neutral oak. The barrels were racked in April and then again in August when the blend was put together before returning to barrels for another 11 months, for a total of 21 months. It is comprised of 71.43 % Pommard and 28.57% Dijon 777 clones.

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158 produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 21 months in French Oak.

Notes: 28% new oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.58
Sugar: 0.2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.63 grams per liter

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