2016 Terue Pinot Noir

2016 Terue Pinot Noir

Bold, broad tannins and bright acidity offer firm texture and a long, savory finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes of close 667 from York Hill vineyard located in the Columbia Gorge at 1,000 feet in elevation. The vines were planted in 2008 in volcanic soil.

Only 250 cases produced!

Pomegranate
Mushroom
Blackberry
Forest Floor

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Bold, big with ripe, lush tannins and a big, lingering finish.
Image of Norma Buchholz
Norma BuchholzChef
New Zealand rack of lamb, herbed scalloped potatoes with a buttery beurre blanc is how I would pair this one of a kind pinot.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Offering a strong earthy core with notes amarena cherry, fresh blueberry, ginger, and leather.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.

Varietals

Pinot Noir: 667

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Washington
Appellation
Columbia Gorge
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
York Hill Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
250
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2018-05-03
Harvest date
2016-09-18
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.5
Ph
3.8
Acid
5.7 g/L
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