2017 Sunset Ridge Pinot Noir

2017 Sunset Ridge Pinot Noir

Big and Brooding, this is a stunning Pinot Noir. Notes of dark fruit, earth and herbs are elevated by an elegant hint of dried flowers on the nose.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Sunset Ridge vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1997 in marine sedimentary-hazelair, rickreall, and bellpine soil. Sunset Ridge vineyard is farmed systainable.

These pinot noir grapes are comprised of 5 clone types: 113, 115,  777, 667, and  Pommard.

Only 350 cases produced!

Raspberry
Herbs de Provence
Blackberry
Cherry

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A darkly delicious Pinot Noir with notes of brambly red and black berries, raw cacao, sweet tobacco and Herbs de Provence.
Image of Norma Buchholz
Norma BuchholzChef
Grilled octopus, charred corn and fennel, cayenne pepper, and a romesco sauce would be amazing with this wine!
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Light, lovely, and brooding. Dark fresh-berry notes of raspberry fruit leather and marionberry along with cherry bark and fresh shaved cacao. The perfect balance of a cooler vintage on a warm site planted in marine sedimentary soils.
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
Sunset Ridge
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
350
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2019-05-03
Harvest date
2017-10-07
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.66
Acid
5.5 g/L
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