Brooks 2019 'Rastaban' Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills

Item Number: 18487

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Brooks Vineyard
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
pH: 3.32
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: volcanic basalt-nekia
Case Production: 600

About the Wine: 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.

Vineyard Notes: Comprised of three clones of Pinot Noir grapes from their 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 and is farmed biodynamic.

Vintage Notes: A wet, but warm spring with a few mild frosts during late April and fewer than average heat spikes. Near-record precipitation amounts during late June and early July brought increased disease pressure to the region. The vintage will be remembered for the early rains in September and rapid cool down into October which challenged harvesting decisions. The cool vintage came largely from substantially lower maximum temperatures while minimum temperatures were near average to slightly above average. A classic Oregon vintage!

Winemaking Notes: Harvested on October 5th, the grapes were hand sorted and 100% destemmed. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels and the wine aged for 18 months. It was bottled in April of 2021.

Tasting Notes: Refined and elegant, with notes of wild strawberry, black raspberry, and red plum, grippy tannins, and bright acid.