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. An expressive Pinot Noir with bright red fruit notes and a hint of rose petal, 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.

Flavor Notes

Rose Petal

Kiss the Ground is an environmental nonprofit addressing global warming through the regenerative agriculture. Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. Regenerative Agriculture aims to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, reversing current global trends of atmospheric accumulation. At the same time, it offers increased yields, resilience to climate instability, and higher health and vitality for farming and ranching communities.

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. A hallmark vintage!

Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage