Torii Mor Winery 2011 Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $38

By on January 30, 2014

13163_TMW-DVPN-11-F_1Fruit from eight clones and off eight vineyards — leading with Alloro (Chehalem Mountains), Winkler (Yamhill-Carlton) and Olsen Estate (Dundee Hills) — came in from Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 and went into mostly neutral French oak barrels. That elegant treatment shows early on with aromas of black cherry, cassis, light toast and earthiness. It’s followed on the palate featuring red currants, cherries and dried strawberries, backed by pleasing acidity, some earthiness and a near absence of tannin.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 768 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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