Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016


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2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

90 Points – Wine Advocate


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.

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.


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