Fantastic small batch Pinot Noir is what people have come to expect from winemaker Garry Brooks and he delivers with his own label Brooks Note. With a 94 point rating from PinotFile, Brooks Note's Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir made a big splash in 2012 and the future is looking bright.

Meet Brooks Note

Garry Brooks' Story

Brooks Note offers 7.5% off of the purchase of a case.

$0.01 shipping on all orders of 4 bottles or more shipped to California
$0.01 shipping on all orders of 6 bottles or more shipped outside of California

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Brooks Note Three-Bottle Tasting Package
$ 75.00

1 Bottle of 2019 Pinot Blanc 
1 Bottle of 2018 Marin Pinot Noir
1 Bottle of 2018 Rose 

Out of State Purchases have additional shipping charges.
Please call (628)222-6102 

 

 

Brooks Note Two-Bottle Tasting Package
$ 60.00

1 Bottle of 2019 Pinot Blanc 
1 Bottle of 2018 Marin Pinot Noir. 

Out of State Purchases have additional shipping charges.
Please call (628)222-6102 

2019 Brooks Note Pinot Blanc
Starting at: $ 22.20

This Pinot Blanc starts with aromas of lemon blossom and tropical fruit.  It has lovely crisp entry, with flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and a round, balanced mouth feel.  It was cold fermented in a stainless steel tank and did not go through malolactic fermentation, leaving it with refreshing acidity.  Think summer in a glass!

2018 Brooks Note Rose
Starting at: $ 22.20

THE VINEYARDS AND VINTAGE

The 2018 Rosé comes from our 4 Pinot Noir Vineyards: Azaya Ranch and Chileno Valley Vineyard in Marin (50%), a small corner of Monroe Vineyard (25%) on the Sonoma Coast, and Weir Vineyard in the Yorkville Highlands (25%). 

THE WINE

Our dry Rose is a vibrant reflection of summer.  It is a blend of the five Pinot Vineyards that we work with.  It offers citrus, grapefruit, watermelon and raspberry flavors, supported by a refreshing core.

2018 Brooks Note  Chardonnay
Starting at: $ 27.75

Winemaking

This is my take on a Chablis, made with California fruit.  It was fermented in neutral oak barrels to give it the roundness and viscosity you expect in a California Chardonnay, without the toasty, oaky flavors.  It was aged on the lees for 17 months, with only occasional stirring.  It has not gone through malolactic fermentation, so the crispness is more like a Sauvignon Blanc than a Chardonnay.

The Wine 

Our Chardonnay comes from a fog shrouded micro vineyard just 9 miles from the Sonoma Coast, just south of the town of Sebastopol.  The Wente clone offers great citrus and floral flavors with a rich mouth and crisp acidity.  It’s not oaky and not buttery.   

2018 Marin County Pinot Noir
Starting at: $ 33.30

THE WINE

Our Marin Pinot balances power and elegance.  Its bouquet displays notes of Bing cherry, leather, rose petal and subtle hints of baking spice.  On the palate you will find a lovely round mouth feel, with structured tannins, balanced acidity and flavors of cherries, blackberries, and tea. It finishes with flavors of tart cherries, berries, toasty baking spice, and a hint of sage.  200 Cases Produced

2017 Azaya Ranch Pinot Noir
$ 54.00

Azaya Ranch is our coldest vineyard.  It sits on a south facing slope , just around the corner from Marin French Cheese.  Wind from the Petaluma Gap causes the grapes to have thicker skin, leading to more color and tannin in the finished wines. 33 Cases Produced

 

Wine Specs
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Marin County
Alcohol %: 13.9

2018 Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Blend
$ 36.00

(60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvédre)

From Circle S vineyard and some neighbors in San Benito County.  The vineyards are in the cool pass that separates Gilroy from the central valley. It’s reminiscent of Southern Rhone blends from Chateauneuf-du-pape.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: San Benito County
Alcohol %: 14.3

2017 Brooks Note Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir
Starting at: $ 40.70

7.5% DISCOUNT OFF THE PURCHASE OF A CASE
$0.01 SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF 4 BOTTLES OR MORE SHIPPED WITHIN CALIFORNIA
$15.00 SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF 6 BOTTLES OR MORE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA
$0.01 SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF A 12 BOTTLE CASE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA

 

THE VINEYARDS AND VINTAGE

 Weir Vineyard is in the Yorkville Highlands, about 7 miles south of Boonville.  It sits between 900 and 1000 feet, on a south facing slope with well drained, rocky soil.  The lower, eastern portion of the vineyard was planted in 1992.  The slightly higher, western portion was planted in 2000.  During the growing season, there is a 40-50 degree temperature shift between day and night.  Both the elevation and the coastal air moving down the Anderson Valley provide cooling for the vineyard.  We use Rochioli and 2A clones from the lower, eastern blocks and RC clone from the western blocks.   

THE WINE

Weir Vineyard is on a south facing, gravely slope at 1000 ft elevation.  Fog from the Mendocino coast covers the vineyard through cool nights, yielding to warm sunny days.  It offers notes of raspberry, blackberry, mineral, fresh herbs and licorice with a long silky finish.  250 Cases Produced.