Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres 2009
Torii Mor specializes in tiny lots of handcrafted, vineyard designated Pinot Noir. Founded in 1993 by Donald Olson, M.D., the winery was initially a small project that was intended to showcase fruit from his vineyard that was planted in 1972. The current winemaker is French born and trained Jacques Tardy. Torii Mor is cultivating a sustainable business that respects the environment and assessing the overall carbon and energy usage while pursuing LEED certification. The solar array, gravity flow winery in the Dundee Hills, erected in 2007, is a testimonial to this commitment.
Editorial Reviews for Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres
This is lovely on the nose with a slightly roasted sweetness to otherwise fresh and bright red fruit. Shows a touch of plum in its profile along with engaging mineral, old wood and lightly smoky roasted herb accents and just a hint of a vanilla top note. This is seamless in the mouth with juicy acidity and polished tannins forming an invisible framework for the lightly burnished cherry and strawberry fruit. Slow to emerge hints of woodsy spice, faint floral tones and a touch of meatiness all come together to build excellent depth of flavor for a wine that doesn't feel massive but is mouth-filling and supple. The fruit lifts on the finish leaving a gauze of clear raspberry fruit through which you can make out suggestions of old wood, faint herbs, soil tones and a hint of spice. This is seductive. 92pts