Torii Mor

Torii Mor

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Ruby red color with perfumed aromas of fruit, floral and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of strawberry and cherry with cola, floral notes and hints of oak. Fine youthful tannins, medium finish, ending with fruit, spice and earthy notes. — 11 days ago

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Torii Mor

Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2016

All the Chardonnay things but in all the right ways — 4 years ago

Patricia Green Cellars

Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

The winemaker for PG has referred to the 2018 vintage as the best raw material they’ve ever seen. With the gravitas of this producer and their previous work at Torii Mor & other places, that’s high praise. If this entry level cuvée is a good indicator, then look out. Great power & finesse already and a simply enchanting nose. Few producers cover Oregon as completely as Patricia Green and you can taste the deft hand behind this vintage and bottling. Get some. — 5 years ago

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Torii Mor

Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

So smooth, hint of sweetness, dark fruit flavors (first drink) — 3 months ago

Lioco

Estero Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Grapes sourced from Teac Mor, in between Russian River valley and Sebastopol, 14 miles from ocean. All neutral oak only felt as texture on the palate. Very reductive. Yellow flowers, honeysuckle, yellow apple, mushroom texture, minerality, elevated acidity, medium body, broadly textured on the palate. — 2 years ago

Shay, Aravind and 3 others liked this

Knipser

Laumersheimer Kirschgarten Großes Gewächs Spätburgunder 2014

Oh man, this is a good Pinot. Strawberry and oak intermingled in an amazingly elegant wine. But a few more years will probably add to the complexity and make for an even mor pleasant tasting. Looking forward to it. — 5 years ago

Chard Farm

Finla Mor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent. Amber red color, balanced with a long, smooth finish. — 5 years ago

Finlaggan

Specially Selected Peaty Islay Eilean Mor Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A+ for $20 at TJs. Rich peat, vanilla, sweet malt and some candied citrus lift out of the glass and pleasantly fill the olfactory. There is a a touch of brine and a very slight herbal and iodine backbone that runs through the nose giving this whisky far more depth than it’s price tag — a year ago

Vincent Arroyo Winery

Winemaker's Reserve Petite Sirah 2016

K L
9.1

Very good — better than the regular label but you can see similarities. Deep and fruity but drinkable. Will be interesting to try after aging a bit mor. — 4 years ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Fort Ross

Sea Slopes Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir

Maybe I need to stop being so impressed when Cali wines are so well made and well balanced, but once again I am. Not ready to follow Robert Parker in the statement”tastes like a grand cru from the Cote de Nuits,”but it is delicious and quite deep, drinking mor like a higher end Oregon Pinot to me. Nose of sun baked red and black cherries even some blue fruit; a whiff of classic Cali sun baked earth alongside some forest floor and sanguine elements that is where I would blind guess williamette valley. Has also developed interesting tertiary elements: shiitake mushrooms and aged soy sauce. Mouth coating while remaining refreshing, but def a dense full bodied Pinot that would be hard to call “ Burgundian” with the possible exception of some bigger red clay savigny le beaunes), but it is a great representation of its terroir and a deep contemplative wine. Still finishes with drying tannins and refreshing med / med + acidity that denotes longer term aging potential. Drinking very well and has structure to keep going although I’m curious to see how tertiary it gets and how well unthreatening holds. — 5 years ago