Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir


The 2016 growing season started with an early bud break in late
March, early April. We avoided any major hail damage from
passing storms in May, but the excessive heat during bloom
(temps above 100°), prevented full pollination of many berries
throughout the vineyards. This uneven set resulted in lighter and
loose clusters at harvest. Higher temperatures through July and
August gave the valley an early harvest beginning early
September at Torii Mor.


Dundee Hills: Bella Vida, Kolb Vineyard, La Colina, Olson
Chehalem Mountains: Alloro, Hoy Vineyard
Eola Amity Hills: Varga Vineyard
Willamette Valley: Kraemer Vineyard, La Dolce Vita
Yamhill Carlton: Winkler Vineyard
Clonal Breakdown:
Dijon 115 – 43% Dijon 113, Coury Selection mix – 7%
Dijon 777 – 25% Dijon 667 – 4%
Pommard – 13% Wadensvil – 1%
Dijon 114 – 7%


Harvest Dates: September 7 – 23
Fermentation: 12 – 30 days with 3 punch downs per day, no
whole clusters
Barrel Aging: 9 months in 13% new French oak, 20% 1-year old, 3%
2-year old, 64% neutral oak

Tasting Notes

This quintessential Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley begins
with a vibrant aroma of raspberries and red cherries, with a hint
of black fruits and dusty earth. The juicy acidity on the palate
evolves into lush flavors of black fruits with light oak spice notes
and an earthy complexity.