Brooks Wines 2010 Rastaban Brooks Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $55

By on January 6, 2015

brooks-wines-rastaban-pinot-noir-2010-bottleLast fall, Janie Brooks Heuck celebrated the winery’s new tasting room and this edition of Rastaban — an Arabic term for one of the brightest stars in the galaxy — continues to serve as a remarkable example of the Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Area. Aromas of crushed red fruit are joined by cocoa, white pepper, saddle leather and earthiness. Ripe president plum, blueberry, elderberry and pomegranate flavors bring a rush of acidity with late-arriving tannins that create nice tension. Suggested pairings include a salad with clementines, dried cherries, almonds and Asiago cheese.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 12.3%

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