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2012 Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir 2017-05-16T20:17:45+00:00

2012 Rastaban Pinot Noir

$ 55.00 / Bottle

“The eye of the Dragon”. A star in the Northern Constellation, Draco is known as the head of the dragon; which is full of wisdom! This was the first year that Jimi Brooks discovered a handful of barrels that were simply too exciting to blend with the other Pinot Noirs. While we still maintain a philosophy of blending our wines, we aren’t opposed to showcasing a small lot on its own – if it proves to be exceptional. Only 300 cases produced.

Chris Blanchard, MS

I love the red floral notes on this wine; rose petals and hibiscus, slightly meaty like prosciutto and shaved parmesan, violets and rosemary with a high note of candied cherry Ludens cough drops. Red plum, mirin and sesame oil, rhubarb, cranberry and strawberry with a touch of wild herbs. Delicious texture, crazy red cherry finish and beautiful balanced acidity. Such a crowd pleaser.

I would do this with tea roasted duck and cherries, Chinese food would rock with this, any classic favorites would be amazing.

Vintage: 2012
Vineyard: Brooks Estate
AVA: Eola – Amity Hills
Date Planted: 1973 – 2001
Soil Type: Jory
Elevation: 650-750’
Exposure: Southeast Facing
Clones: Pommard, 115 & 777
Farming Method: Biodynamic
Irrigation: None
Yeast: Native
Time in Barrel: 18 months in French Oak
Date Bottled: July 3, 2014
Date Released: May, 2015
Alcohol: 13.3%
Case Production: 300
Suggested Retail: $55

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