2018 Cahiers Pinot Noir

Concentrated and big with deep, dark fruit notes and a velvety and smooth 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.

Flavor Notes

Tea Tree
Raspberry Bramble
Blackberry
Tea Rose

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

Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
Dark and searching with black cherries, licorice, black tea, raspberries, black currants, blackberry compote, rich black fruits, herbal spices. Full bodied with warmth to the finish. Well-integrated acidity and silky tannins.
Keith Akers
Sommelier
Roasted turkey breast, cranberry compote and Manchego scalloped potatoes would be amazing with this wine!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A rich and enchanting pinot noir. Baking spice, cola, and back cherry segue into dark red fruit notes on the palate.
Tom Weber
Cellar Hand

Winemaking Notes

A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but by bloom, we were quickly caught up to average tracking for the season. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017.
By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed.
We picked Pinot in a concentrated two-week window running until October 10. The Riesling, however, enjoyed an extended spell of sunny but cool autumnal weather that was perfectly ideal for beautiful ripening lasting through October 22.
The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor.

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard, Crannell, Muska
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
350
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-25
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.5
Ph
3.37
Acid
5.8 g/L

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