Brooks 2016 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills

Brooks 2016 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills

Item Number: 12890

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Brooks Vineyard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/L
pH: 3.58
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic Basalt-Nekia
Elevation: 650-750 feet
Case Production: 300

Pinot Noir Clones: Pommard, 115, 777
Yeast: Native
Aging: 18 months in French oak
Filtration: Cross-flow

Tasting Notes: The Brooks Rastaban shows layered and textural old vine complexity. Aromatics include plum galette, blackberry raspberry candies, pink peppercorn and rose oil. On the palate, there are notes of wild strawberry, cranberry, celery salt, tarragon, shaved white truffle and sweet tobacco. Velveteen tannins with lively acidity combine to create a deliciously long and earthy finish. This beauty of a Pinot Noir will reward with extended cellaring.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (7/13/2019)

    A sexy, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red/blue fruits, incense and potpourri. A smoky mineral overtone builds with air. Sweet and fleshy on the palate, offering intense raspberry liqueur, boysenberry, spicecake flavors and a subtle vanilla accent. Shows excellent clarity and spicy lift on the subtly tannic finish, which leaves a sexy floral note behind.