2006 Torii Mor Dundee Hills Select Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 425 cases, $50. Composed of special barrels chosen by winemaker Jacques Tardy. 50% La Colina Vineyard, 23% Olson Estate Vineyard and 26% Bella Vida Vineyard. · The nose is clamped shut offering a touch of red berry fruit and spearmint scents. Welcoming wild berry flavors are complimented by a nice touch of oak and a citric tang on the lively finish. Smoothly textured. The fruit is still quite reticent assuring this wine won’t win any beauty contests now, but it definitely has plenty of allure that will emerge down the road. Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: Torii Mor Winery
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