Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016
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Torii Mor Winery started with a vision: the pursuit of elegant, Old World style Pinot Noir. Dr. Donald Olson moved to Oregon to pursue this vision and purchased an older vineyard in the Willamette Valley, planted in 1972, and renamed it Olson Estate Vineyard. High in the Dundee Hills, the ten acres of old vines produce high-quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay year after year.The name Torii Mor derives from the Torii gate in the property’s Japanese garden and the ancient Scandinavian word for earth. Together, the name is a nod to Pinot Noir’s expression of terroir and connection to the earth.
After the first vintage in 1993 with just 1,000 cases, Torii Mor today produces 10,000 cases annually under the direction of an 8th generation Burgundian winemaker Jacques Tardy. Jacques produces those wines of elegance and balance that Don began pursuing years ago and Torii Mor continues to pursue elegance in wine making, respect for the earth, and balanced wines that can be enjoyed for years to come.
The 2016 vintage was harvested from a combination of vineyards from Dundee HIlls, Chehalem Mountains, Eola Amity Hills and Yamhill Carlton. All from Dijon, Pommard and Wadensvill clones. Aged in partially new French oak for 9 months.
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This quintessential Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley begins with rich aromas of boysenberry and blueberries, framed by black fruits and complex notes of earth. Acidity and sweetness on the palate evolves into rich flavors of concentrated blue-black fruits with complex notes of light oak and spices. The wine finishes with sweet fruit flavors, juicy tannin and savory earth notes.
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