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Brooks Pinot Noir Janus 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rich, dark and obviously oaky on the nose with deep black fruit tones. On the palate this enters with a sweetness that is in keeping with the expectations of the nose but then turns a touch beefy as it reveals some lovely wild berry fruit tones with caramel and nutty oak top notes. the texture is almost lush yet with fine balance. The finish is long and while the oak remains obvious there are layers of fruit and earth tones that extend beyond the spice notes and bode well for future development. 92pts

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Brooks:
Brooks is a small producer making handcrafted rieslings and pinot noirs in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We believe that wine begins in the vineyard thus invest our resources in only sustainable farming methods. We work hard to keep our price points low so that you can enjoy our wine on a daily basis! Cheers.

Editorial Reviews for Brooks Pinot Noir Janus

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
08/03/2010

Rich, dark and obviously oaky on the nose with deep black fruit tones. On the palate this enters with a sweetness that is in keeping with the expectations of the nose but then turns a touch beefy as it reveals some lovely wild berry fruit tones with caramel and nutty oak top notes. the texture is almost lush yet with fine balance. The finish is long and while the oak remains obvious there are layers of fruit and earth tones that extend beyond the spice notes and bode well for future development. 92pts


External Reviews for Brooks Pinot Noir Janus

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/01/2011

Brooks is a small, family owned winery in the Willamette Valley. Started in 1998 by Jimi Brooks, the winery, now in its new facility is run by Jimi’s widow after his untimely death in 2004. The Brooks’ connection to the community has kept the winery vibrant, receiving prime fruit and expert advice from local vintners and growers. The Janus is their flagship wine and 2008 is vintage that will go down as one of the all-time greats. Burghound scored this Pinot 90 points saying "A perfumed and solidly complex nose offers up notes of subtle spice, earth, briar and a mélange of dark berry fruit aromas. The fleshy but well-detailed medium-bodied flavors possess a sophisticated mouth feel as the supporting tannins are quite fine on the attractively intense and mildly austere finish. This is lovely though it will need a few years to round off the youthful asperity." On Sale!!




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