Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Chris Harvey Delectable Pro

Outstanding

Outstanding

9.2

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Masculine, animal character, almost Gevrey-like nose. Bitter cherry skin and juniper berry. Slightly chewy on the back end- more like red licorice.

Masculine, animal character, almost Gevrey-like nose. Bitter cherry skin and juniper berry. Slightly chewy on the back end- more like red licorice.

9.4

Mark Lindzy Delectable Pro

An extremely cool savory-fruity aroma and palate, by far the most intriguing wine of about 20 that I tasted through at the winery yesterday.

An extremely cool savory-fruity aroma and palate, by far the most intriguing wine of about 20 that I tasted through at the winery yesterday.

9.2

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

From 100% estate-grown fruit, Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir 2011 is a wine of fantastic contrasts and angles. The nose comes across as dark and brooding, laden with black cherries and blackberries, minerals and dried rose petals. On the palate, however, it presents a lighter body than expected with bright acidity, firm tannins and tart red fruits: pomegranate, rhubarb, and rose hips. As with the Janus Pinot, the finish is pleasantly tinged with exotic spices notes. 12.3% ABV | Sample

From 100% estate-grown fruit, Brooks Rastaban Pinot Noir 2011 is a wine of fantastic contrasts and angles. The nose comes across as dark and brooding, laden with black cherries and blackberries, minerals and dried rose petals. On the palate, however, it presents a lighter body than expected with bright acidity, firm tannins and tart red fruits: pomegranate, rhubarb, and rose hips. As with the Janus Pinot, the finish is pleasantly tinged with exotic spices notes. 12.3% ABV | Sample

9.0

Mark Juckeland

Very light and acidic. Could probably lay it down for a few more years. I recommend decanting and letting it breath for at hour.

Very light and acidic. Could probably lay it down for a few more years. I recommend decanting and letting it breath for at hour.

9.0

Chris Anton

Wow! An amazing Pinot.

Wow! An amazing Pinot.

9.3

Mark Juckeland

A bit light on flavor and acidic... could lay down for a bit longer...

A bit light on flavor and acidic... could lay down for a bit longer...

8.5

Travis Langner

Pretty good

Pretty good

8.9

Limor Finkel

Oregon Pinot at its best. Earthy, delicate, and phenomenally aromatic. A much welcome break from heady California Pinot Noir. Thank you @Jacob Sembler!

Oregon Pinot at its best. Earthy, delicate, and phenomenally aromatic. A much welcome break from heady California Pinot Noir. Thank you @Jacob Sembler!

9.3

Kevin Brennan

Great Oregon Pinot

Great Oregon Pinot

9.0