///2015 Terue Pinot Noir
2015 Terue Pinot Noir 2017-11-07T10:58:37+00:00

2015 Terue Pinot Noir


Carl Muska planted 15+ acres northeast adjacent to Brooks Estate Vineyard with our two favorite varietals, Pinot Noir and Riesling, with hopes to grow fantastic grapes that truly show the terroir of the volcanic soils of the Eola Amity Hills. Over the years his small vineyard has produced powerful and expressive versions of these varietals which we blended to add muscle and depth to our Willamette Valley wines. When tasting through Brooks barrels, our winemaker Chris Williams found the Muska Pinot to be one of his favorites and chose to pay tribute to Carl’s dedication by creating a small, single vineyard bottling of Muska Pinot Noir. Carl has been one of our favorite neighbors and has even planted a small parcel of Orange Muscat at Chris’ request. We are excited to share our relationships to our growers with you through our wines. Enjoy! Only 50 cases produced.

Dark in color and nearly opaque.  Black cherry, blackberry, black plum and boysenberry on the nose.  Forest floor, black mushroom, tar and roses, briar and beetroot with an almost volcanic mineral quality.

Very rich and robust, with a meaty mouthfeel like portabella mushrooms.  The wine has girth and strength, with modest acidity, grit and dust.  Fruit flavors of cooked strawberries, boysenberry, black cherry, black plum with skin and rhubarb.  Some earthy character including hints of forest floor, truffle and dark fresh mushrooms.

Another versatile food pairing wine, with the fruitness and structure of Merlot, yet with the distinct pretty notes of Pinot Noir and very little tannins.  This can work as a barbeque wine for carne asada, al pastor, grilled skirt steak, lengua or pork adobo.  Would also be very enjoyable with barbequed chicken, pork shoulder or pasta Bolognese.  Easy to drink.  Too easy, perhaps.

-Chris Blanchard, MS

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