Brooks 2022 'Janus' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 19990

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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 they produce.

Janus is the first label that Jimi produced when he founded Brooks in 1998. Jimi’s passion and interests of mythology and astrology often were shown through the creation of his first wines.

Vintage Notes: Heavy frost in April delayed flowering and pushed back the season. Cool temperatures in May and June further delayed the vintage. The fear was that the grapes wouldn't ripen in time for harvest if the rain and cold weather came in early October as usual.

Luckily July and August saw hot temperatures that helped accelerate ripening, and temperatures remained warm, and the rains held off until mid-October, allowing for an extended ripening period. We let our grapes hang out until the last possible minute, just before the rain and cold weather hit. The 2022 harvest was fast and furious, to say the least! The resultant wines are stunningly balanced and expressive. A truly classic Oregon vintage!

Vineyard Notes: Brooks Estate, Muska, Crannell, Muska-Bement, York Hill, Fayetta, Sunny Mountain, Temperance Hill, Sunset Ridge, Eola Springs

Tasting Notes: A lighter-bodied and elegant Pinot Noir with notes of rose petals and red fruits, with a warm vanilla and clove finish.