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2015 La Cuillere "Member's Reserve" Pinot Noir
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The 2015 “LA CUILLERE” (the Spoon) has a sweet, rich inviting aroma, with dark chocolate, deep blue floral notes of red roses, earth tones, and blueberry fruit fragrance. The flavors are sweet, rich and thick (a wine you could drink with a spoon), with rich dark cherries- blueberries culminating with blackberries and spiciness. The texture is rich and thick, a mouthful of sweet-silky and plentiful tannins. The mouth-feel is full, elegant, with balanced acids and rich tannins. The finish is long, juicy and complex, a mix of dark berries, raisins, and floral notes. The wine has great balance, elegance and intensity. Yummy!
The grapes that comprise Torii Mor’s 2014 “La Cuillère” (the spoon) bottling come from: Bella Vida Vineyard in the Dundee Hills, 18.75%, Dijon 113 picked September 21, La Colina Vineyard in the Dundee Hills, 25% , Dijon 115 & Pommard picked September 19 & 28, Olson Vineyard in the Dundee Hills, 56.25%, Dijon114, 667, 777, Pommard picked September 27
The wine fermented in 1.5 ton fermenters for 17 to 19 days without cold soak, then aged for 23 months in French oak: 20.19% new oak, 9.38% one year old, 18.75% two year old and the rest neutral. The barrels were racked in April then again in August when the blend was put together before returning to barrels until bottling.