Let’s be clear…in the song ‘Santa Baby’, it ain’t the wife askin’ Santa to come down the chimney and trim her Christmas tree. Some wives don’t– and the forgone conclusion is – other women do, so this is the mistress-themed Christmas song, and Torii Mor, 2008, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the ‘not-the-wife’ wine. Put the two together and you’ve got the makings for a clandestine evening. Torii Mor kicks off the covers, where there’s a lot MORE going on underneath layers of smooth spice, bright cherry and blackberry. It’s a pretty wine, simply robed in earthy ruby, cranberry and dried red fruit. Poised acid entwines its legs around rich rhythms of raspberry leading to a long, then lonnnnn-ger, finish.
Photo: Torii Mor Winery
Posted by Teri Citterman