2018 Old Vine Pommard Pinot Noir

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!

Cherry
Raspberry
Sandlewood
Blackberry

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A big and full bodied Pinot Noir with round tannins and rich notes of dark cherry, blackberry cordial and red raspberry jam.
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Norma BuchholzChef
This wine would be amazing with a Christmas feast, honey glazed ham, sweet potatoes, stuffing, buttery rolls and of course, pumpkin pie!
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Tom WeberCellar Hand
Our Old Vine Pommard block proudly boasts own rooted vines planted in 1974. The marriage of old vines and volcanic soils create a wine elegantly textured wines that age gracefully. The 2018 OVP shows off candied rhubarb, raspberry compote, savory notes, fine tannins and great concentration.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage 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!

Varietals

Pinot Noir

AVA
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2020-06-25
Harvest date
2018-10-09
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
14.5
Ph
3.51
Acid
5.7 g/L
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