2008 Brooks Janus Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $30. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Lacking fruit-driven aromas, the nose offers scents of brier, leaf, mushroom and toasted oak. Medium-weighted earthbound flavors of black cherries and raspberries with a significant wood smoke component. Silky soft on the palate but somewhat bland in the middle and shallow on the citrus-driven finish. Decent. Reviewed January 12, 2012

Winery: Brooks Winery
From article: Embarrassment of Riches: Oregon