Torii Mor

Torii Mor

Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A

In the glass, it is a very pretty translucent ruby color. Gorgeous aromatics of rose petal, peppered red plum, bright black cherries and sweet cherries jubilee. Bit of a disconnect between the aromatics and the palate...overload of red cherries, tart black cherries, tar, and an herbal twang...oregano like. Hardly any acidity here, but it’s actually semi tannic driven at the finish. Very much OR in style and not Cali-like. Not sure it’s getting better. — 2 days ago

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The Garden Shed

Rockin' Rooster Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

A most excellent surprise! A great red blend! Fruity and a tad sweet! It’s at the Garden Shed at Oran Mor artisan mead across from Kruse Farms. — 5 months ago

Torii Mor

Dundee Hills Select Pinot Noir 2015

Dark sweet cherry and dark berries. Hints of sweet followed by spicy notes. — 7 months ago


Specially Selected Peaty Islay Eilean Mor Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Peaty early Father’s Day gift from Mary. Tastes excellent, at a very attractive price. I’m enjoying better than Laphroig. — 2 months ago

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Torii Mor

Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir 2008

Better every time I open a bottle. — 3 months ago

Chard Farm

Finla Mor Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent. Amber red color, balanced with a long, smooth finish. — 6 months ago

Torii Mor

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

At Oyster bar — 8 months ago

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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. — 2 months ago


Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

bacchus dederunt aliquas partes mundi crescere ius ... uva sucus deus benedicat Suspendisse Americae .. a classic deserves a classic review in a classic language — 6 months ago

Palotai Vineyard and Winery

Bull's Blood Red Blend 2013

Still one of my all-time favorite red blends, but as far as I know you can only get it at Oran Mor Artisan Mead on Melrose Road...but it’s a deal at $20/bottle! — 8 months ago

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