2017 Janus Pinot Noir

2017 Janus Pinot Noir

An expressive and elegant Pinot Noir with bright red fruit notes and a hint of rose petal.

In Roman mythology, Janus is the God for new beginnings, as well as endings, the future, the past and doorways. Janus is the God of balance. The ultimate expression of Pinot Noir! Janus is our flagship… the richest, most vibrant and intense blend that we produce.

Janus is the first label that Jimi produced when he founded Brooks in 1998. Jimi’s passion and interests of mythology and astrology often were shown through the creation of his first wines.

Only 1,300 cases produced!

Rose Petal
Pomegranate
Strawberry
Currant

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A beautifully elegant Pinot Noir dominated with bright red fruit notes of red currants, pomegranate, bing cherry and freeze-dried strawberries.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Herb roasted pork tenderloin, garlic potato puree, charred broccolini & cherry-pinot demi sauce!!
Limpid ruby-red. Vibrant and finely detailed on the perfumed nose, displaying intense red berry, cherry and floral character and building floral and mineral notes. Lithe, focused and appealingly sweet, offering juicy raspberry, cherry, spicecake and candied rose flavors and subtle mocha and cola flourishes. Blends depth and energy with a sure hand and closes with strong, floral-driven persistence and smooth, well-knit tannins that sneak in late.
94 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Crannell, Big Cheese, Brooks, Muska, Sunny Mountain, Cortell-Rose, Deux Vert, Distraction, Yamhill, Temperance Hill
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
1300
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
3.54
Acid
5.7 g/L
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