2012 Janus Pinot Noir

2012 Janus Pinot Noir

Root beer, bacon, blackberry, dark fruits, smoked meat, rose petal, plum and damson cherry. This wine has such a beautiful perfume! Clove and Chinese five spice over a lush mouthfeel of ripe cherry, red plum and strawberry. The Janus is rich and full bodied, fruit forward with round velvety plushness and a finish of bright acidity and ripe red fruits. This is a hedonistic pleasure and absolutely a pleasure to drink.

Blackberry
Charcuterie
Rose Petal
Cherry
This would be a main course wine with duck and cherries, pork loin or porchetta. Lamb ribs or a fat piece of fillet covered in a buttery mushroom cream sauce would be ethereal!
Chris Blanchard, MS

Vintage Notes

Varietals

Pinot Noir

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2012
Vineyards
76% Brooks Estate, 21% Temperance Hill, 3% of Big Cheese, Sunny Mountain & Muska
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
1478
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2014-06-04
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.2
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