Torii Mor Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $24

By on January 23, 2014

orii-mor-winery-pinot-noir-willamette-valley-2011-label.jpgThe official winery of the Portland Japanese Garden, Dundee winemaker Jacques Tardy sorts through lots from 13 vineyards for this bottling — which is his largest each year. It shows brightness from beginning to finish as a flashes tones of red cherry, raspberry, blueberry, tobacco and saddle leather. The structure is that of a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir with cranberry acidity and righteous tannins, a combination that will serve it well at the table featuring pork or salmon.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 6,826 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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