2009 Brooks Rastaban Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $50. Rastaban is a star, the eye of the dragon in the constellation Draco. This wine is composed of the most complete and intense barrels in the cellar and represents the best effort for the vintage. 100% estate fruit. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of very ripe black cherries, sassafras, prune and a slight medicinal note. Moderately lush core of dark raspberry, black cherry and dark chocolate flavors creating quite a noticeable mid palate impression and finishing long and powerful. A juicy wine with lift from good acidity in the background. Soft in the mouth with balanced tannins. Bogged down with slightly jammy fruit and ripeness. Good (+). Reviewed January 19, 2013

Winery: Brooks Winery
From article: Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir