Brooks

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Country of Origin: USA
Location: Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
People: Pascal Brooks, Owner | Janie Brooks Heuck, Manager/Sister | Chris Williams, Winemaker | Claire Jarreau, Associate Winemaker
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

Items

Brooks 2017 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley Login JD 89 In Stock
Brooks 2022 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2023 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley Login
Brooks 2022 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills Login In Stock
Brooks 2021 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley Login JD 94 In Stock
Brooks 2021 Riesling, Willamette Valley Login JS 92 In Stock
Brooks 2023 'Amycas' White Blend, Willamette Valley Login
Brooks 2022 Rose of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Login WE 90 In Stock
Brooks 2021 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Login JS 96 WE 92 <1 Case
Brooks 2022 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2019 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills Login WS 92 In Stock
Brooks 2021 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills Login WS 88 In Stock
Brooks 2022 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills Login In Stock
Brooks 2022 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Login In Stock

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. While Jimi is no longer with us, his dynamic spirit lives on through his wines, family and friends.

Jimi’s son Pascal who was the ultimate source of his passion for life, is now the sole owner of the winery and sister Janie Brooks Heuck has remarkably volunteered her time to manage Brooks while Pascal attends school. Both Pascal and Janie are steadily guided by 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 beautifully Pinot Noir and Riesling can be grown and produced in Oregon.

The Brooks Vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic. Brooks wines are vegetarian. No egg or fish products are used.

Media Links
SevenFifty: The Small Producers Driving the West Coast's Riesling Revival
Wine Industry Advisor: Janie Brooks Heuck: Taking on Challenges and Committed to Giving Back
Statesman Journal: Young winery owner reflects on Dad's legacy
Stuart Pigott: New York Riesling Diary
Terroirist: Weekly Interview with Chris Williams

Reviews

  • Brooks 2017 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 89 (8/16/2022)

    Made in the Méthode Traditionelle style, the 2017 Sparkling Riesling was aged for 40 months on its lees. It is lifted with a perfume of fresh apricot, candied lime, and a pleasant hint of petrol, and the palate is energetic with green apple and lemon verbena. Ripe up front, it cleans up with citrus and a dry, chalky texture on the finish. Drink 2022-2028.
  • Brooks 2021 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills
    Decanter
    Rating: 93 (10/15/2022)

    Brooks may be known for its Riesling and Pinot Noir, but this biodynamic producer also makes a fine Pinot Gris with fruit from 43-year-old estate vines. The aromas and flavors of this wine produced in stainless steel are dominated by peaches, Granny Smith apples, lemon zest, pears and a saline note that will have you pining for the shore.

  • Brooks 2019 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (6/30/2023)

    Plump and generous, with polished raspberry and tart cherry flavors underscored by orange peel and toasty spices, which fan out on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.
  • Brooks 2021 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88 (6/30/2023)

    Taut with tension and tightly wound, with appealing cherry, black tea and dusky spice flavors that finish with a tannic accent. Best after 2023.
  • Brooks 2022 Rose of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
    Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 90 (9/1/2023)

    This is lip-smacking fun, from grilled peach and strawberry tart aromas to the rosé's elevated acidity and flavors of raspberry pastilles, chilled orange slices, fresh basil and mint. There's some weight here, with a texture bordering on creamy. An enjoy the sunset wine, for sure.
  • Brooks 2021 Riesling, Willamette Valley
    James Suckling
    Rating: 92 (10/9/2023)

    Bright nose of sliced apple, pomelo and grapefruit with a hint of spring meadows. Crisp and moderately juicy on the medium-bodied palate with an animating, very well integrated acidity. Long, properly dry salty finish with spot-on balance. A cuvee from more vineyards scattered across the region with volcanic and marine sediment soils.
  • Brooks 2021 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
    James Suckling
    Rating: 96 (10/9/2023)

    Very complex nose that reminds me of a steak in a hot pan. Then, with a bit of aeration, red-fruit and pepper aromas develop. Really concentrated on the full-bodied palate, but also very fresh and juicy, the beautifully crafted fine tannins complementing all this exactly. I love the sandalwood note at the very long, velvety finish.
  • Brooks 2021 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
    Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 92 (9/1/2023)

    Oh, Janus, you two-faced god. First, you hit with red raspberry and cherry aromas, then you slip in some wet slate and allspice to mix it up. Cherry, orange peel and black pekoe tea flavors accompany firm tannins and lip-smacking tannins. I'm going to kiss you on both cheeks.

  • Brooks 2021 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 94 (9/17/2023)

    Taking things up another gear or two, some petrol notes shine through the 2021 Riesling Ara, half of which comes from Brooks estate and the other half from the slightly warmer Yamhill-Carlston District AVA. Slightly deeper straw-colored, the wine offers a touch more tropical fruit, with notes of white grapefruit, lime candy, and green apple. Long on the palate, with harmonious kiss of sweetness, it has laser-like acidity but great balance and is pure and vibrant, with a great finish. This would be out of this world with Thai food and spicy papaya salad. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.