A rich, plummy color, Torii Mor's Temperance Hill bottling is the best of the lineup of single vineyard releases. It's a spicy, muscular wine, showing tart acids that are not yet resolved. The fruit is accented with barrel notes of dill and herb, and the tannins are on the green tea side.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.