Brooks

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

Items

Brooks 2017 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley Login JD 89 In Stock
Brooks 2018 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2023 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2022 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills Login In Stock
Brooks 2021 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley Login JD 94 In Stock
Brooks 2022 Riesling, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2023 'Amycas' White Blend, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2019 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2022 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Login In Stock
Brooks 2021 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills Login JD 93 JS 98 On Order
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 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.

  • Brooks 2021 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 93 (9/17/2023)

    The deep ruby 2021 Pinot Noir Rastaban is an estate blend, some coming from vines planted in 1973, and it sees 20%v new oak. Forward with wild red plum, crushed rosemary, and orange zest, it’s elegant on the palate, with medium body, fine tannins, a soft texture, and a clean finish with a hint of incense perfume. It will do well over the next few years.
  • Brooks 2021 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
    James Suckling
    Rating: 98 (12/13/2023)

    What an incredibly sensual nose of red fruits this Oregon pinot noir has! Also myriad, subtle notes of spice, savory and mint. Enormously concentrated, vibrant and precise, this has an uplifting brilliance that makes you feel glad to have encountered this super-elegant masterpiece. And at the silky finish this just doesn’t want to stop. From Brooks Vineyard, where the vines grow on volcanic basalt soil. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold.