2018 La Chenaie Pinot Noir

A full-bodied Pinot Noir, bursting with notes of raspberry bramble, cherry cola and, pomegranate reduction with a warm, long-lasting finish.

From the La Chenaie Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, planted in 2006.

Only 200 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Cherry Cola
Cinnamon
Pomegranate
Raspberry Bramble

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

Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
Big and weighty on the palate with deeply concentrated, notes of luxardo cherry, plum compote, and cherry cola with a warm tobacco and cinnamon bark finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
This smooth pinot would be amazing with any meat dish, but I’d pair it with a char-grilled steak with crispy smashed potatoes and a blueberry and pomegranate compote on the side. Delicious!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Notes of dark cherry and plum sauce are complemented by notes of cured tobacco and dried cranberry. Crisp and quenching on the palate, with fine tannins, cherry cola and a long spicy finish.
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. A hallmark vintage!

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
La Chenaie
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
200
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-25
Harvest date
2018-10-10
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
14.0
Ph
3.4
Acid
5.4 g/L

Download Technical Sheet (Link opens in a new tab)
Need Media Assistance? Get in touch.