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Brooks Pinot Noir Janus Vineyard 2012

Brooks Pinot Noir Janus Vineyard 2012

Sku: 065383

Wine maker notes

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 we produce.


The grapes were hand sorted and 100% destemmed. They fermented in individual lots and went through a cold soak for 7-20 days. After racking to barrel, the wines aged for 11 months in 40% New French Oak with a diverse cooperage program: Sylvain, Rousseau, Cadus, Billon, Gillet, Saint Martin and Damy. These barrels have an element of earth to them, with components of minerality and compost which add balance and richness to the blend. This wine was filtered.


Classic aromas of dusty bing cherries, ripe raspberries, minerals, cassis, violets and juicy blackberries leap from the glass. Warmer more complex aromas of baking spices and compost emerge with further aeration. The palate has a burst of juicy red fruits and beautiful focus follows with minerals and wet stone. A hallmark of a classic pinot noir that is built to age gracefully, balanced with elegant portions. It has everything and is everything an archetypal Oregon pinot noir from a great vintage should be.

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