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Torii Mor Willamette Valley Or Pinot Noir 2008

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At Torii Mor it is believed that the best possible wine is crafted by fermenting grapes with indigenous yeasts and malolactic bacteria, keeping each block in designated lots until the final blending stage. This process enables us to not only know each vineyard individually, but also to express each vineyard’s characteristics, allowing us to optimize the final blend and produce a truly outstanding Pinot Noir. Harvested between October 11th and October 27th, the 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir fermented with 15-20% whole clusters, aged for 10 months in mostly French oak a few Hungarian oak barrels; 18.79% new, 25.29% one year old, 22.69% 2 year old, 33.23% neutral oak.

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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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Editorial Reviews for Torii Mor Willamette Valley Or Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,179
3.50 5
08/09/2010

Notes of waxy red fruits and smoldering grapevines greet the nose along with hints of rose petal and lime blossom. This is a bit angular, particularly on entry, and a bit drying in the mouth with clean, precise wild cherry fruit that exhibits excellent transparency with a nice soil tone on the backend that leads to a juicy raspberry toned finish. Still a touch tight, tense and angular in the mouth, though well balanced enough to warrant seeing how those drying tannins soften. 88pts


Member Reviews for Torii Mor Willamette Valley Or Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: anchca
2400701,479
3.50 5
09/05/2011

Garnet color. Earth, Italian spice and dried cherry on the nose. Tannic but enjoyable. Could age a while longer. Black cherry and a bit of currant with a hint of vanilla mid-palate.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
06/17/2012

Pretty strawberry and floral nose. Some red plum, spice and hints of rhubarb. It's spicy on the palate wih pomegranate and cranberry. Also, a blueberry note. Blackberry. Has a nice minerality and good acid. Nice wine. 4/21/12


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

Flavors of dark berries, dark cherries, earthiness and spiciness. Aftertaste is earthy of cherry, dried red berry and spices. Nice, graham cracker toast on the finish. - Tasted at winery 8/17/10


Snooth User: bebopd
83966718
4.00 5
05/17/2011

Good drinking without busting the bank


Snooth User: terrilynn517
8021466
4.50 5
03/20/2011

Great wine alone or with food. Would not of guessed it was a Pinot with it's rich flavor and dark color.


Snooth User: Seahunt
72012924
5.00 5
01/06/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Torii Mor Willamette Valley Or Pinot Noir

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11/27/2012

This wine has aromas of earth, grape stems, dark berries and notes of mushrooms. The flavors show a mix of mostly dark berries and dark cherries, earthiness, and spiciness followed by Graham cracker- barrel toast. The crisp acidity carries the rich...



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Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has aromas of earth, grape stems, dark berries and notes of mushrooms. The flavors show a mix of mostly dark berries and dark cherries, earthiness, and spiciness followed by Graham cracker- barrel toast. The crisp acidity carries the rich flavors to a long earthy aftertaste with cherries, dried red berries and spices. The mouthfeel is semi sweet, with noticeable tannins and spice from the grape stems. The finish is long with notes of earthy mushrooms, red and dark fruit, oak spices and graham cracker oak toast. The texture is rich and mouth filling. The stem tannins add rich structure and are present from beginning to end, without detracting from the wine flavors. This wine will become creamier with a little more cellaring.

At Torii Mor it is believed that the best possible wine is crafted by fermenting grapes with indigenous yeasts and malolactic bacteria, keeping each block in designated lots until the final blending stage. This process enables us to not only know each vineyard individually, but also to express each vineyard’s characteristics, allowing us to optimize the final blend and produce a truly outstanding Pinot Noir. Harvested between October 11th and October 27th, the 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir fermented with 15-20% whole clusters, aged for 10 months in mostly French oak a few Hungarian oak barrels; 18.79% new, 25.29% one year old, 22.69% 2 year old, 33.23% neutral oak.

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