Torii Mor “Deux Verres” Reserve Pinot Noir 2018


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2018 “Deux Verres” Reserve Pinot Noir


Alloro, Bella Vida, La Colina, Olson, Varga, Winkler Vineyard

Clonal Breakdown:
Pommard: 25.61% Dijon 115: 10.81% Dijon 777: 6.85%
Dijon 667: 25.66% Dijon 114: 17.56% Dijon 113: 8.11%
828 clone: 5.40%


The 2018 growing season started with an average to late bud break in April, following cold and wet winter days with a few snow events. By early May the heat was turned on almost reaching the 90s by the end of the month. Bloom started earlier than average the first week of June. The summer was hot and dry, eclipsing previous years out of the record books with a stretch of 10 days over 90F in July. Summer fires in Southern Washington and Southern Oregon/ Northern California filled the Northern Willamette Valley with traces of smoke for weeks, increasing the possible chances of smoke taint in the wines.


Harvested dates: September 17th – October 18th
Fermentation: 15-25 days, w/o cold soak, 3 punch downs/day
Barrel Aging: 17 months. Racked to variety of French oak
21.82% new and 27.03% one year old and the balance neutral.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Deux Verres has a rich, sweet, forward aroma, with concentrated dark cherries. The flavors are intense and rich, with juicy acidity, concentrated fruit layers of dark cherries, dark berries, oak spices and complex earth notes. The mouthfeel is elegant, layered with sweet, rich tannins and complexity. The finish is very long with fruity, complex earthy and spicy notes. This elegant and graceful wine will benefit from cellaring and can be enjoyed today without decanting.


pH: 3.45
Total Acidity: 0.585gr/100ml
Alcohol: 13.7%
Residual sugar: 0.2gr/ 100 ml
Production: 404 cases