2017 La Chenaie Pinot Noir

Concentrated notes of brambly mixed berries, luxardo cherry and cinnamon bark with round tannins and a lengthy finish.

From the La Chenaie Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, planted in 2006.

Only 100 cases produced!
 

Flavor Notes

Blackberry
Raspberry
Herbs de Provence
Currant

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

Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
This wine is straight sexy. Concentrated notes of berries, black currant, herbs, and spice with a lush mouthfeel and an extensive finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy this with a Portobello mushroom burger, caramelized onions and a zesty aioli.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Shaved coconut, star anise, black currant, and blueberry notes follow with dense fruit flavors and vibrant acidity on the palate.
Claire Jarreau
Assistant Winemaker

Winemaking 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!

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
La Chenaie
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
100
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2019-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-10
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.17
Acid
6.9 g/L

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2017 La Chenaie Pinot Noir