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.
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.
- Pinot Noir
- Eola -Amity Hills
- Brooks Estate Vineyard, Crannell, Muska
- Case production
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- Bottling date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.8 g/L
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