2016 Sunset Ridge Pinot Noir

2016 Sunset Ridge Pinot Noir

Firm structure, ample concentrated dark fruit and acidity leads into a warming and spicy finish.

Comprised of pinot noir grapes from Sunset Ridge vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 1997 in marine sedimentary-hazelair, rickreall, and bellpine soil. Sunset Ridge vineyard is farmed systainable.

These pinot noir grapes are comprised of 5 clone types: 35% 113, 20% 115, 20% 777, 15% 667, and 10% Pommard.

Only 125 cases produced!

Blackberry
Cherry
Dried leaves
Charcuterie

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Explosive flavor with rounded notes of red fruits and a savory and lengthy finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Carne Asada with fresh squeezed lime pairs amazing with this wine!
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Pomegranate, sage, and blood orange
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.

Varietals

Pinot Noir: 35% 113, 20% 115, 20% 777, 15% 667, 10% Pommard

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Sunset Ridge Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
125
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2018-05-03
Harvest date
2016-09-16
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
14.3
Ph
3.69
Acid
5.9 g/L