Brooks 2021 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 17611
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Total Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Case Production: 1,000
Tasting Notes: The Brooks Eola-Amity Hills is a fresh, approachable, fruit-driven Pinot Noir with red fruit notes (red currant, raspberry, red apple skin) and hints of brown sugar and cinnamon.
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.
Vineyard Sources: Muska, Brooks Estate, Crannell, Muska-Bement, Cortell-Rose, Eola Springs, Yamhill, Toluca Lane, Sunny Mountain, Deux Vert
Crush Format: Hand sorted & 100% destemmed
Aging: 10 months in French Oak