Brooks Pinot Noir 2014
Wine SpectatorBroad and open-textured, with firm tannins around a generous core of cherry and spice flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2020. 3,811 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastPut this into the budget category (for Oregon Pinot Noir) where it shines. Fruity and forward, there's plenty to like in the mix of orange flesh and rind, and strawberry and cherry hard candy. The fruit is backed with ample tannin, and a warm touch of mocha and toast fills in the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Pinot Noir comes from outsourced fruit from around the valley and is raised mainly in neutral oak barrels. It has an undergrowth scented bouquet, touches of cranberry leaf and crushed strawberry, just a touch pinched at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple entry, pretty red cherry and redcurrant notes with a brisk, quite understated finish that contains satisfying tension and freshness. This should drink nicely over the next 4-5 years.