2016 Johan Pinot Noir

Quenching acidity and concentrated bright red fruits buttressed by broad, well-structured tannins and a lingering sweet, woodsy finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Johan vineyard located in the Willamette Valley. The vines were planted in 2009 in glacial deposited silt-helvetia, and santiam soil. Johan Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.

This pinot noir has 2 clones in it: 50% Wadenswil, and 50% Pommard.

Only 100 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Mushroom
Raspberry
Cherry
Fennel

Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.

Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
A rich and deeply colored Pinot with spicy notes of herbs and oak complimented by notes of deep, dark fruits.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Plum tarte tatin with an almond crust and vanilla cream would help cut through the dryness of this earthy pinot.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Fresh herbs and brambly fruits lift out of the glass followed by woodsy notes and vibrant acidity speaking to the cool and windy conditions at the Johan vineyard.
Claire Jarreau
Assistant Winemaker

Winemaking 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.

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Johan Vineyard
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
100
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2018-05-03
Harvest date
2016-09-22
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14
Ph
3.63
Acid
5.6 g/L

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