2006 Torii Mor Pinot Noir - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 04-29-2009 12:55 PM

13.8% abv. Half bottle with dinner at Nora's, an organic restaurant on Florida Avenue, NW, DC.
Light burgundy color? (lighting was romantically dimmed.) Some transparency. Violets and cherries on the nose; also red currants or cranberries. Medium to full body. Long finish. Some elegance, some pepper, especially in juxtaposition to the potato salad (seemed less peppery without food, between courses.)

Had potato fingerling salad with asparagus, spring pea tendrils, grape tomatoes, artichoke, capers, chopped chives and dijon vinaigrette. (I was impressed with the artistry of the square white plate with four asparagus spears around the four sides of the dish and the potato salad, etc. in the center. I will have to purchase some square plates and do that for company.)
My entree was crispy Amish duck confit with pistachio puree, endive, melted onions, green beans and chard (some healthy items in there.) I asked for the sherry-rhubarb sauce on the side as I don't really like rhubarb, especially when drinking wine.
Indulged in a dessert of creme brulee with peaches and verbena. Expensive but very satisfying evening.

- winoweenie - 04-29-2009 03:10 PM

Sounds like a wonderful meal and elegant besides. WW