2014 TLC Pinot Noir

2014 TLC Pinot Noir
2014 TLC Pinot Noir

Ted Leroy Crawford, Bella Vida's first full time caretaker, jack of all trades & good friend passed suddenly March 6, 2012. In his memory the Maresh Family, Torii Mor Winery and Bella Vida came togther to produce a special bottling of Pinot Noir in his name. Crafted from 4 Pinot Noir Clones that are blended together before fermentation creates not only a delicious well balanced wine but an opportunity to honor Ted and his legacy here in the Dundee Hills. This joint project has allowed us to use funds generated from the sale of the wine to fund the Career and Technical Education programs at Newberg High School.

Tasting notes: Floral aromatics, spring fresh cherry blossoms lead to succulent ripe cherries with vanilla notes. The intensity builds then gently transitions into a silky lasting finish.


Pairing: This wine excels with all the classic Pinot Noir pairings:  Salmon, Tuna, Pork, Duck, Lamb and Ted's favorite Prime Rib.

Tasting notes

Racey, expressive cherry and spice aromatics.  Cherry, cranberry, red raspberry fill the mid-palate.  Flavors coat your mouth and linger long after each taste has been enjoyed.  Wonderful aging potential.  Look for this wine to evolve over the next several years.  Limited bottling.  Great cause to remember a special person...Memorable Pinot Noir.

Production notes

87 cases bottled

Other notes

Named for Bella Vida's first full time employee  Ted Leroy Crawford or simply TLC Pinot Noir

Ted was rooted in the Dundee Hills. He was our friend, our brother and caretaker. Ted was a "jack of all trades" and a skilled machinist. Above all, Ted was a generous man, giving selflessly of his time and person the community of Dundee. To keep his spirit alive, we have established a technical scholarship in his name. Your purchase of this memorial wine will be a contribution to that scholarship.

We miss and remember you Ted!

VarietalPinot Noir
Varietal Composition100% Pinot
AppellationDundee Hills
VineyardBella Vida
Harvest Date09/29/2014
Wine StyleBungundian
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced87

Bella Vida Vineyard is located in the "Heart of the Dundee Hills" on 35.8 acres

26 acres are planted to vines

Vineyard was planted in 1998, 1999 & 2000

Average age of the vines: 18 year

Soil:  Volcanic Jory

Bella Vida Vineyard is divided into 15 unique blocks

This Pinot Noir comes from 1 block of Bella Vida Vineyard 

Clones: Pommard, Dijon 777 & Dijon 115                                      

Jacques Tardy of Torii Mor was born and raised in Nuit St. Georges, Burgundy, France and is an 8th generation winemaker.  He has been making wine in the Willamette Valley since 1990 and at Torii Mor since 2004.  With an emphasis on elegance and restraint, Jacques’ winemaking embodies the concept of terrior and has a track record for aging gracefully.

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