2018 Old Vine Pommard Pinot Noir
Rich and big with generous notes of red raspberry jam, pomegranate syrup with a sweet tobacco, sandalwood finish.
Comprised of pinot noir grapes of one clone type, Pommard, from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted between 1973-1974 in volcanic basalt-nekia soil. Brooks Estate Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.
Only 300 cases produced!
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!
- Brooks Estate Vineyard
- Case production
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.7 g/L
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