2021 Rastaban Pinot Noir
A dazzling, full-bodied Pinot Noir with robust notes of wild strawberries, cherry cola, and red currants, with a concentrated Luxardo cherry and pomegranate syrup finish.
Comprised of 3 clones of pinot noir grapes from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. These clones are Pommard, 115, and 777. The vines were planted between 1973 and 1979 in volcanic basalt-nekia soil. Brooks Estate Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.
Rastaban is the name of a star and that star is the eye of a constellation called Draco. This is one of the first and more reserve pinot noir labels Jimi Brooks produced. Jimi’s passion and interests of mythology and astrology often were shown through the creation of his first wines.
Rain events at the beginning of bloom diminished yields, and a dry summer was punctuated with unprecedented heat waves. The timing worked in our favor since the heat happened pre-veraison, and the vines handled it well.
Harvest started in early September, but lower temperatures across the state allowed for a long and measured harvest season, with harvest extending into mid-October.
No disease, high sugars, balanced acids, and great flavors. 2021 will undoubtedly rank as one of the top Oregon vintages.
- Pinot Noir
- Eola -Amity Hills
- Brooks Estate Vineyard
- Case production
- 18 Months
- Crush format
- Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- French Oak Barrels
- Alcohol percentage
- 5.9 g/L
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