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August 23, 2004

02 Brooks, Oregon Pinot Noir

In the face of lush, jammy 2002 pinot from his comrades across Oregon, Brooks' Oregon Pinot Noir is a modicum of Burgundian elegance. Upfront red cherries, immediately overwhelming, calm down nicely and give way to backnotes of subdued earth. Light and free with a surprisingly assertive tannic structure coming out on the finish. A bit hot and tight with the cough syrup fruit of young pinot, this should mature gracefully over the next year.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

This wine is light enough to be best complimented by roasted herbed vegetables. Heirloom tomatoes work well in conjunction with other food, but the acid on its own interferes with the wine.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Jimi Brooks suffered a heart attack and passed away Saturday, September 4 at his Oregon home.

10:35 AM  

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