Brooks

Janus Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.0102 ratings
9.224 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Stacy Markow

Candied cherries, menthol, sandalwood, and minerals. Good structure and softer tannins (I'm guessing bc it's a warmer vintage). Have always loved Brooks wine and their story. The longer it's open the better it is.

Candied cherries, menthol, sandalwood, and minerals. Good structure and softer tannins (I'm guessing bc it's a warmer vintage). Have always loved Brooks wine and their story. The longer it's open the better it is.

Aug 12th, 2017
Christine Havens

A blend of 40+ year-old Pommard and Dijon clone Pinot Noir grown in volcanic soil, the 2012 Brooks Janus offers considerable drinking pleasure for its price point. Sun-warmed raspberries still on the vine, juicy Bing cherries, dust, earth, and field lavender, this heady and aromatic Willamette Valley Pinot recalls warm summer evenings. On the palate, it's supple and fresh, with layers of red and black fruit, and a firm acidic spine. Finishes with a pinch of clove and allspice. ABV 13.2% | Sample

A blend of 40+ year-old Pommard and Dijon clone Pinot Noir grown in volcanic soil, the 2012 Brooks Janus offers considerable drinking pleasure for its price point. Sun-warmed raspberries still on the vine, juicy Bing cherries, dust, earth, and field lavender, this heady and aromatic Willamette Valley Pinot recalls warm summer evenings. On the palate, it's supple and fresh, with layers of red and black fruit, and a firm acidic spine. Finishes with a pinch of clove and allspice. ABV 13.2% | Sample

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2015
boyd pearson

Out of magnum. In a beautiful spot. Savory qualities in addition to fruit. Great wine.

Out of magnum. In a beautiful spot. Savory qualities in addition to fruit. Great wine.

Apr 16th, 2017
boyd pearson

Super good. Took like 3 hours to show what it had. Came alive with such vibrancy. Dances on the palate.

Super good. Took like 3 hours to show what it had. Came alive with such vibrancy. Dances on the palate.

Oct 1st, 2016
Sylvia Bednarz

Legacy wine. Favorite winemakers. Wonderful people. Incredible juice.

Legacy wine. Favorite winemakers. Wonderful people. Incredible juice.

Jun 14th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.4

Seems like the right wine tonight for Game of Thrones. @Brooks Winery never disappoints.

Seems like the right wine tonight for Game of Thrones. @Brooks Winery never disappoints.

Jun 1st, 2015
Stacy Markow

Aromas of tart cherry and earth. a great wine by one of my favorite producers.

Aromas of tart cherry and earth. a great wine by one of my favorite producers.

Jan 7th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.0

Delicate, elegant, balanced.

Delicate, elegant, balanced.

Nov 26th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.2

Always love the @brookswinery Pinot Noir. Never disappoints.

Always love the @brookswinery Pinot Noir. Never disappoints.

Sep 16th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Cherries, cranberries, leather and mossy earth. Plentiful acidity.

Cherries, cranberries, leather and mossy earth. Plentiful acidity.

Jul 28th, 2014