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Brooks Pinot Noir Janus 2009

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Awards Accolades: About This Wine: 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.<br/><br/> This is a fresh classic Pinot Noir that truly represents the unique flavors of the wine country here in Oregon. As you pour the first glass you’re drawn to the vibrant garnet red color with just a hint of a brown outer ring. Then you go even further into the glass as the first hint of its succulent aromas tingle your senses. You initially get a juicy fresh fruit of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry. But as you breathe in the more complex aromas deeper you get minerality, spice, black current, and a pleasantly light smokiness. The aromas are so delicious you wish you could enjoy it for hours but the desire to taste is too much to resist. Then when you finally get that first sip your flooded with an elegant and vibrant fresh and juicy fruit bursting of cherry, and blackberry with just the right amount of acidity. With a little aeration more complex flavors come out with an increased acidity, baking spice and wet stone. Then you get more of a leechy, tart raspberry and pepper finish that starts out tart and acidic then finishes and balances with a mouth watering sweetness from a magnificently sweet tannin structure. The juicy fruit coupled with the tartness and acidity which makes this a perfectly delicious choice to drink now. As good as it is right now it has just the right balance of acidity, tannins, and fruit character to age gracefully to be enjoyed for years to come. So come and enjoy some with friends and family now and take some home to watch it age and mature to its peak! Cheers!<br/><br/> <strong>Winemaking Notes:</strong> The grapes were hand sorted and 100% destemmed. They fermented in individual lots and went through a cold soak for 7-20 days. After racking to barrel, the wines aged for 18 months in 25% New French Oak with a diverse cooperage program: Sylvain, Rousseau, Cadus, Billon, Gillet, Saint Martin and Damy. These barrels have an element of earth to them, with components of minerality and compost which add balance and richness to the blend. This wine was filtered.<br/><br/> About The Winery: FOUNDED in 1998, Brooks is a reflection of the visionary Portland native, Jimi Brooks. His reverence for the land and vines made him a practitioner of organic and biodynamic farming. The great respect for vineyard individuality and mastery of blending, allowed his wines to achieve the greatest depth, flavors and balance.<br/><br/> While Jimi is no longer with us, his dynamic spirit lives on through his wines, family and friends. With the outpouring of generosity and friendship by the Oregon wine community, we are delighted to share that Brooks Wines continues and is stronger than ever. Jimi’s son Pascal who was the ultimate source of his passion for life, is the sole owner of the winery and sister Janie Brooks Heuck has remarkably volunteered her time to lead it.<br/><br/> We are steadily guided with the legacies that Jimi left: his strong commitment to organic and biodynamic farming in the vineyards, gentle approach to winemaking, excitement for future harvests and endlessly promoting how beautiful Pinot Noir and Riesling can be grown and produced in Oregon.<br/><br/> Since our founding, there have been many milestones for Brooks. Many new chapters have unveiled and it has taken years of hard work by many committed individuals to build the solid foundation for our winery today, allowing us to put the final pieces in place for a long life of success and legacy. For the first time in our history, we will be nestled in our own winery space for the 2008 harvest. It’s an enormous endeavor to depart from those that we have worked with for so many years. We invite you to visit our NEW WINERY perched on top of the hill in the heart of the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>VINTAGE:</strong> 2009<br/><br/> <strong>APPELLATION:</strong> Willamette Valley<br/><br/> <strong>PRODUCTION:</strong> cases<br/><br/> <strong>ALCOHOL:</strong> 13.8%<br/><br/>

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Awards Accolades: About This Wine: 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.<br/><br/> This is a fresh classic Pinot Noir that truly represents the unique flavors of the wine country here in Oregon. As you pour the first glass you’re drawn to the vibrant garnet red color with just a hint of a brown outer ring. Then you go even further into the glass as the first hint of its succulent aromas tingle your senses. You initially get a juicy fresh fruit of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry. But as you breathe in the more complex aromas deeper you get minerality, spice, black current, and a pleasantly light smokiness. The aromas are so delicious you wish you could enjoy it for hours but the desire to taste is too much to resist. Then when you finally get that first sip your flooded with an elegant and vibrant fresh and juicy fruit bursting of cherry, and blackberry with just the right amount of acidity. With a little aeration more complex flavors come out with an increased acidity, baking spice and wet stone. Then you get more of a leechy, tart raspberry and pepper finish that starts out tart and acidic then finishes and balances with a mouth watering sweetness from a magnificently sweet tannin structure. The juicy fruit coupled with the tartness and acidity which makes this a perfectly delicious choice to drink now. As good as it is right now it has just the right balance of acidity, tannins, and fruit character to age gracefully to be enjoyed for years to come. So come and enjoy some with friends and family now and take some home to watch it age and mature to its peak! Cheers!<br/><br/> <strong>Winemaking Notes:</strong> The grapes were hand sorted and 100% destemmed. They fermented in individual lots and went through a cold soak for 7-20 days. After racking to barrel, the wines aged for 18 months in 25% New French Oak with a diverse cooperage program: Sylvain, Rousseau, Cadus, Billon, Gillet, Saint Martin and Damy. These barrels have an element of earth to them, with components of minerality and compost which add balance and richness to the blend. This wine was filtered.<br/><br/> About The Winery: FOUNDED in 1998, Brooks is a reflection of the visionary Portland native, Jimi Brooks. His reverence for the land and vines made him a practitioner of organic and biodynamic farming. The great respect for vineyard individuality and mastery of blending, allowed his wines to achieve the greatest depth, flavors and balance.<br/><br/> While Jimi is no longer with us, his dynamic spirit lives on through his wines, family and friends. With the outpouring of generosity and friendship by the Oregon wine community, we are delighted to share that Brooks Wines continues and is stronger than ever. Jimi’s son Pascal who was the ultimate source of his passion for life, is the sole owner of the winery and sister Janie Brooks Heuck has remarkably volunteered her time to lead it.<br/><br/> We are steadily guided with the legacies that Jimi left: his strong commitment to organic and biodynamic farming in the vineyards, gentle approach to winemaking, excitement for future harvests and endlessly promoting how beautiful Pinot Noir and Riesling can be grown and produced in Oregon.<br/><br/> Since our founding, there have been many milestones for Brooks. Many new chapters have unveiled and it has taken years of hard work by many committed individuals to build the solid foundation for our winery today, allowing us to put the final pieces in place for a long life of success and legacy. For the first time in our history, we will be nestled in our own winery space for the 2008 harvest. It’s an enormous endeavor to depart from those that we have worked with for so many years. We invite you to visit our NEW WINERY perched on top of the hill in the heart of the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>VINTAGE:</strong> 2009<br/><br/> <strong>APPELLATION:</strong> Willamette Valley<br/><br/> <strong>PRODUCTION:</strong> cases<br/><br/> <strong>ALCOHOL:</strong> 13.8%<br/><br/>

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