Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir 2021 - 750ml

Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir 2021 - 750ml

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98pts James Suckling

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.

97pts Wine Enthusiast

2021 was a strong vintage for Brooks’ Pinot Noir program, and the Rastaban is my favorite. A rich raspberry-jam aroma is joined by orange zest and a mild leather note similar to an antique motorcycle jacket. Blackberries rule the smooth palate, with black-tea and lavender notes: elegant and seamless.

90pts Jeb Dunnuck

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.

Tasting Notes

A dazzling, full-bodied Pinot Noir with robust notes of wild strawberries, cherry cola, and red currants, with a concentrated Luxardo cherry and pomegranate syrup finish.

Winemaker Notes

Named after the Rastaban star, the eye of the dragon in the Draco constellation. This is one of the first Pinot Noir labels Jimi Brooks produced. Mythology and Astrology were the themes of many of Jimi’s first wines.

Comprised of 3 clones of Pinot Noir grapes from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. These clones are Pommard, 115, and 777, planted in volcanic basalt-nekia soil. Brooks Estate Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.

About the Winery

Brooks is the living legacy of Jimi Brooks, a visionary Portland native who came to wine through his passion for history and philosophy. Together, we carry forward his commitment to the land, the wine, and each other.

At Brooks, we believe that good wine starts with being good to our planet and our people. We work just as hard at growing our grapes and making superior wine as we do at making tomorrow a better place for each and every one of us.

Biodynamic

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