Brooks Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 29642


Baked cherry pie, flaky buttery pastry, fresh strawberries, julienned basil and cream, white mushrooms, KFC fried chicken, and raspberry candy. The color is light, but it packs a wallop in the flavor department! A hint of basil and spring herbs on the initial palate, then expands with rainier cherry, raspberry, strawberry and bright acidity that invites another taste. Love the elegant earthiness of this wine, the white mushroom and roasted beet, baked bread and white truffle. Just a beautiful wine with a wonderful complex and lively finish. I would like this with a classic roasted beet salad with blue cheese and citrus segments and perhaps a handful of dried cranberries. Very nice with a salad of tomatoes and mushrooms as well!
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Brooks
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir aims to be a representation of the Willamette Valley, the fruit sourced from 12 vineyards. It has a pretty strawberry and red cherry-scented bouquet that is simple but nicely focused. The palate is quite pointed on the entry with tart red cherries and quite high acidity, fresh in the mouth, but needing a little more substance on the lightly spiced finish. Still, I would enjoy drinking this over the next 12-18 months.

Neal Martin, March 2015