Brooks 2021 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Brooks 2021 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 17610

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/L
pH: 3.61
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 3,000

Vineyard Sources: Muska-Bement, Crannell, Muska, Yamhill, Cortell-Rose, Eola Springs, Deux Vert, Fayetta, Hope Well, Sunset Ridge, Hyland, Sunny Mountain, Toluca Lane

Crush Format: Hand sorted & 100% destemmed
Yeast: Native
Aging: 10 months in French Oak
Filtration: Cross-flow

2021 Vintage: Rain events at the beginning of bloom diminished yields, and a dry summer was punctuated with unprecedented heatwaves. The timing worked in Brooks favor since the heat happened pre-veraison, and the vines handled it well. Harvest started in early September, but lower temperatures across the state allowed for a long and measured harvest season, with harvest extending into mid-October. No disease, high sugars, balanced acids, and great flavors. 2021 will undoubtedly rank as one of the top Oregon vintages.

Tasting Notes: Aromas include dark cherry, red currant, cherry cola, and blueberry. The palate shows salted caramel, pomegranate syrup, raspberry, and cherry compote. This is a stunning example of Willamette Pinot Noir.