Brooks 2015 Pinot Gris Estate - Eola-Amity Hills
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THE STORY: This reads more like a movie, but it is
real! In 2000 a young, restless
winemaker Jimi Brooks who was a world-traveler with a love for Moto Guzzi bikes
and old Land Rovers started his own winery after gaining experience at some
other wineries. Then in 2004 at age 38
he died of a sudden aortic aneurysm. He
left behind an 8 year old son (he is 20 now), and it was harvest time. More than 10 local vintners and friends
stepped up to the plate and harvested and vinified the Brooks wine. His sister Janie who still lives in Monterey
today, took over his wine business and runs every week between 2 states taking
care of her own family, the winery and guiding her nephew into what could be
his winery one day. Today the winery
thrives and the wines are made by long time friend Chris Williams. The 2015 Brooks Pinot Gris is a 6 barrel
production, so very limited!
TASTING NOTES: Grapefruit,
orange and lemongrass in the nose.
Perfumed aromatic floral
arrangement of gardenias, white
roses and lilacs.
Faint hint of straw and hay with citrus and orange pith. Pink grapefruit, lemonade, yellow
peach, honey-suckle and white
flower. Medium to full bodied, with a
tangy finish and rocky minerality.
Bone dry, with a
rich, ripe texture,
and a long impression of both
fruit and stone. Pair with a first course like sweet pea tendril salad, fresh
arugula greens or cilantro, chilled soup and
white fish with
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