2019 Janus Pinot Noir

A lighter-bodied Pinot Noir with elegant notes of violets, red fruit, and baking spices.

In Roman mythology, Janus is the God for new beginnings, as well as endings, the future, the past and doorways. Janus is the God of balance. The ultimate expression of Pinot Noir! Janus is our flagship… the richest, most vibrant and intense blend that we produce.

Janus is the first label that Jimi produced when he founded Brooks in 1998. Jimi’s passion and interests of mythology and astrology often were shown through the creation of his first wines.

Only 800 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Violets
Cherry
Strawberry
Pomegranate

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

Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
A polished Pinot with fresh and vibrant red fruit notes, bright acidity and a lengthy, elegant finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Pair this wine with a prawn Etouffee with jasmine rice, celery, onion, garlic, carrot & in a shellfish broth. The cajun and creole spice would be a perfect complement to this glorious wine.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Hailing from a more traditional Willamette Valley vintage, the 2019 Janus is well balanced and food friendly. Cherry cola, baking spice and wild strawberry radiate from the glass. Quenching on the palate, this wine has excellent tension showing off pomegranate and cranberry with fine tannins and a long crisp finish.
Tom Weber
Cellar Hand

Winemaking Notes

A wet, but warm spring with a few mild frosts during late April and fewer than average heat spikes.
Near-record precipitation amounts during late June and early July brought increased disease pressure to the region.
The vintage will be remembered for the early rains in September and rapid cool down into October which challenged harvesting decisions.
The cool vintage came largely from substantially lower maximum temperatures while minimum temperatures were near average to slightly
above average.
A classic Oregon vintage!

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2019
Vineyards
Brooks Estate, Muska-Bement, Muska, Sunny Mountain, Cortell-Rose, Johan, Temperance Hill, Crawford, Crannell, Sunset Ridge, Deux Vert
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
800
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Bottling date
2021-04-30
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
Alcohol percentage
13.5
Ph
3.52
Acid
4.8 g/L

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