2017 Cahiers Pinot Noir

2017 Cahiers Pinot Noir

This wine is deeply dark-fruited with a mesmerizing mélange of blood orange, pomegranate syrup and black raspberry notes with a subtle hint of red apple skin on the finish.

Cahiers (KY-YAY) is French for Notebooks or Journals in rememberance and honor of Jimi Brooks who loved to read and write. Pascal had found his father’s journals after he passed and they allowed him to connect with his father through each journal entry.

Violets
Raspberry Bramble
Blackberry
Pomegranate

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A sultry and dark Pinot Noir with notes of violets, blood orange, Fabbri Amarena cherries and red apple skins with a silky and lengthy finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Enjoy this wine with a bacon cheeseburger, garlic aioli, heirloom tomato, arugula and a toasted bun...yum!
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Tom WeberCellar Hand
Rich, intense and black fruited, this wine is definitely a crowd pleaser. Kirsch and black raspberry give way to red fruits on the palate complimented with a rich, voluminous body and seamless tannins.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages.
Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley.
The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!

Varietals

Pinot Noir

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard, Crannell, Muska
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
400
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2019-05-03
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.43
Acid
5.8 g/L
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