Brooks 2017 'Runaway Red' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 12146
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 5.2 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
2017 Vintage: A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!
Tasting Notes: The nose shows cherry, strawberry compote, pear, maple wood and molasses. The complex nose transfers to the palate with more flavors of pomegranate, gingerbread, blood orange, breakfast tea and spices. Runaway Red is focused with depth of fruit, vibrant acidity, and an uplifting finish. Enjoy!