Brooks 2017 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 11281
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Vineyard Designation: Crannell Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.8
Residual Sugar(g/L): 3.4 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 850
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
2017 Vintage: 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 Pinot Blanc offers linear but rich texture, vibrant acidity, and generous citrus flavors along with pear, apricot, white pepper and river rock. It finishes with lingering and juicy minerality. Pair this Pinot Blanc with coastal fare and fresh garden ingredients.