What our team says
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.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills, as well 7 other vineyards located throughout Willamette Valley. This pinot noir contains 60% from Brooks Estate. The 7 other vineyards include: 10% from Crannell, 10% from Muska, 7% from Sunset Ridge, 5% from Toluca Lane, 4% from Temperance Hill, 2% from Sunny Moutain, and 2% from Yamhill.
This pinot noir is completely hand sorted and 100% destemmed.
- Pinot Noir
- Willamette Valley
- Brooks Estate Vineyard, Crannell Vineyard, Muska Vineyard, Sunset Ridge Vineyard, Toluca Lane Vineyard, Temperance Hill Vineyard, Sunny Mountain Vineyard, Yamhill Vineyard
- Case production
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- 18 Months in French Oak Barrels
- Bottling date
- French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.5 g/L