2016 Crannell Pinot Noir

2016 Crannell Pinot Noir

Vibrant acidity and concentrated fruits with ample structure and an elegant finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Crannell vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills, right below Brooks Estate vineyard. The vines were planted in 1984 in volcanic basalt-jory and nekia soil.

This pinot noir is made of 4 clones: Pommard, 115, 777, and 667.

Only 300 cases produced!

Cherry
Sassafras
Violets
Raspberry

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A gorgeous food wine with zippy acidity and a long, rich finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
I would love a glass of this with a double chocolate cake, raspberry puree and a chocolate tuile, Yum!
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Ripe raspberry and candied red apple with great balance of acidity and structure.
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: Pommard, 115, 777, 667

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Crannell Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2018-05-03
Harvest date
2016-09-14
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.69
Acid
5.9 g/L
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