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.

Flavor Notes


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.

Lush and generously loaded up front with ripe red fruit notes, firm tannins, and a warm finish of cinnamon bark and sarsaparilla.
Jillian Barnhart
Enjoy with a paprika-garlic powder & black pepper crusted NY strip steak with cheesy manchego potato gratin and butter poached mushrooms.
Norma Buchholz
Our flagship Pinot noir does not disappoint in 2018. A blend of our best vineyard sites across the Willamette Valley, this wine shows off black cherry cordial, dried rose petal, and subtle hints of baking spices. On the pallet, this wine is soft and voluptuous, framed by sturdy, fine tannins and lively pomegranate acidity that keeps this wine fresh and juicy.
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.

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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