Torii Mor Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


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Torii Mor Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


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.


Olson Vineyard- Dundee Hills AVA, planted 1972
825 foot elevation
Soil: Jory
Clonal breakdown: Pommard (East Block) – 51%
Dijon 667 – 29%
Pommard/Upright/ Wadensvil (West Block) – 20%


Harvested dates: September 30th
Fermentation: 19-23 days in 1.5 ton bins and wood tanks
Barrel Aging: 22 months, the first 10 months in 33.33% new
French oak, the balance neutral oak

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Olson Vineyard Pinot Noir aroma is rich, sweet, elegant, and complex. Starting with violets & rose floral notes, followed by a complex of fresh black cherry and blueberry and a delicate, sweet aromatic tobacco vanilla background. The texture is velvety, elegant, with great balance of soft and spicy tannins. The finish is very long with dark fruits and light complexity. This wine can be enjoyed now.


pH: 3.57
Total Acidity: 0.57gr/100ml
Alcohol: 13.7%
Residual sugar: < 0.2gr/100ml
Production: 226 cases