Brooks 2017 Riesling, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 12915
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 7.0 g/L
Total Acidity: 8.1 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 800
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks.
2017 Vintage Notes: A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!
Tasting Notes: The Brooks 2017 Riesling opens with a bouquet of white peach, clementine, elderflower, lime curd and lemongrass. On the palate, notes of starfruit, orange blossom, grapefruit, slate and bright nectarine. Star bright acidity with broad spectrum flavors, tension and a crispy and refreshing finish. Excellent now, but will age gracefully for years to come.