Wilamette Valley, Oregon
This wine does not represent Trotsky, its name describes the amusing story behind the wine. In the middle of the night during Jimi's first harvest, a single barrel skidded off the rack and rolled out into the darkness. The wine represents this barrel's quick escape as it accelerated down a hill, and with a gigantic heart breaking splash fell into the creek. When it was finally tracked down, the barrel was found completely intact, between the shoulders of the creek; a true Brooks miracle. This bottling is about pleasant surprises, deep laughter, and good friends.
Brilliant light ruby red color. Aromas of fresh rhubarb, chocolate basil, mint, cinnamon, raspberry, cherry and pomegranate. Bright flavors of tart raspberry, rainier cherry, sandalwood, orange and bergamot. The wine is light bodied and crisp with buoyant acidity and clarity, lively fruit and virtually no tannins. A mouthwatering finish and just purely enjoyable, even with a little time on top of the ice bucket. This is a perfect aperitif wine for tomato and garlic rubbed brushetta, smoked salmon topped deviled eggs or the last of late summer picked heirloom tomatoes in a pastry tart. Big fun!