///2014 Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir – MAGNUM
2014 Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir – MAGNUM 2017-11-11T18:46:41+00:00

2014 Rastaban Pinot Noir MAGNUM

$150.00 / 1.5L 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

Beautiful bright color. Rhubarb and wild cherry, earthy, cinnamon and nutmeg spices and bright red fruits. Cherry gelatin in the package, roasted red beets and spring strawberries.

The spice comes through first thing in the mouth; cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, followed by fresh red fruits, more red cherry in the mouth, with rhubarb, orange peel and strawberry. While the wine is lighter bodied, it fills out on the finish with acid and structure and a lingering note of earth, cranberry and dried spices. A beautiful wine, with freshness, vibrancy and structure all in one mouthful.

This would work well with seared foie over a cherry gastric, or classic Peking duck or pork tenderloin.

Vintage: 2014
Vineyard: Brooks Estate
AVA: Eola – Amity Hills
Date Planted: 1973 – 2001
Soil Type: Volcanic Basalt-Nekia
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: May 10, 2016
Alcohol: 13.8%
pH: 3.7
TA: 5.1 g/L