Brooks Janus Pinot Noir 2016 - SPIRITED Wines
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Brooks Janus Pinot Noir 2016
SKU: 63099

Brooks Janus Pinot Noir 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Brooks
Alcohol/vol 14%
Lively acidity and structured tannins frame notes of vibrant fruit and a long, earthy finish. In Roman mythology, Janus is the God for new beginnings, as well as endings, the future, the past and doorways. Janus is the God of balance. The ultimate expression of Pinot Noir! Janus is our flagship… the richest, most vibrant and intense blend that we produce. Janus is the first label that Jimi produced when he founded Brooks in 1998. Jimi's passion and interests of mythology and astrology often were shown through the creation of his first wines.
  • v92

Shimmering red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, musky herbs, potpourri and licorice, and a smoky mineral element emerges as the wine stretches out. Appealingly sweet and lively on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, floral pastille and cola flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust on the long, gently tannic finish, which leaves juicy berry and mocha notes behind.

Josh Raynolds, June 2019
Wine Spectator
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Sleek and elegantly styled, with expressive raspberry and blueberry notes accented by orange zest and brown spice hints. Drink now through 2025.

Tim Fish, September 30, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Janus is a blend of various vineyards, more widely available and priced below most of the Brooks Pinots. Lovely aromatics entice with scents of violets and berries, while tart acidity amp up the fruit. Restrained barrel aging adds a light hint of chocolate around well-modulated tannins.

Paul Gregutt, August 1, 2019