Brooks 2015 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Brooks 2015 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 11486

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/L
pH: 3.64
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 1,200

Destemmed: 100%
Yeast: Native
Aging: 18 months in French oak
Filtration: Cross flow

Vineyard Sources: 52% Brooks Estate, 12% Temperance Hill, 11% Crannell, 4% Yamhill, 3% Big Cheese, 2% Deux Vert, 2% Muska, 2% Sunset Ridge, 2% Sunset View, 7% Sunny Mountain, 2% Rose-Weber, 1% Toluca Lane

2015 Vintage: A warm winter yielded bud break three weeks earlier than normal and lead into bloom under exceptional weather conditions. A dry and hot summer was broken up by rain in late August, and favorably cooled down in September in time to result in one of the earliest harvests on record. The grapes at harvest were extraordinary in quantity and quality, offering ripeness, balance, and expressive flavor.

Tasting Notes: The bouquet shows bright cherry compote, nutmeg, sage, tobacco leaf, and toffee. The complex palate has flavors of pomegranate, macaroon, lavender, poached pear, apple skin and ancho chili. The prominent red fruit, spice, and earth components are supported by bold acidity, firm tannins, and a round, floral finish.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (1/1/2018)

    A complex, deeply perfumed bouquet displays fresh cherry, black raspberry and cola scents, and a sexy floral nuance builds as the wine opens up. Sweet and seamless on the palate, showing serious heft as well as energy to intense dark fruit and spicecake flavors with a touch of candied rose. Shows impressive energy and lift on the gently tannic, floral-accented finish, which hangs on with serious tenacity.