2018 Kiss the Ground Pinot Noir
This very special wine was produced exclusively for our friends at Kiss the Ground and is only available directly through Brooks.
Red fruit driven, with elegant floral notes on the nose and warm spice notes of clove oil and cinnamon bark on the finish. The fruit was sourced from our Estate and partner vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley.
25% of the sales of this very special wine will be donated to Kiss the Ground, our 1% For the Planet recipient.
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
- Willamette Valley
- Brooks Estate, Muska, Johan, Crannell, Sunny Mountain, Temperance Hill, Sunset Ridge, Muska-Bement, Yamhill, Cortell-Rose, La Chenaie, Big Cheese, Deux Vert, Crawford
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- Bottling date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.8 g/L
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