Torii Mor

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. — 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! — a year ago

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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. — 2 months ago

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. — 8 months ago

Chard Farm

Finla Mor Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent. Amber red color, balanced with a long, smooth finish. — 10 months ago

Robert Young Estate Winery

Scion Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Nose somewhat muted, body full but may need mor time to evolve — 2 years 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. — 6 months ago

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Torii Mor

Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir 2008

Better every time I open a bottle. — 7 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 — 10 months ago