Brooks 2017 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley

Brooks 2017 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 13262

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): 3.0 g/L
pH: 3.04
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 300

Vineyard Sources: 50% Brooks Estate and 50% Yamhill

Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Filtering: Yes; Cross-flow Filtration

Tasting Notes: The Ara's aromatics are elegant and complex, with notes of guava, quince, honeysuckle and crystallized pineapple. On the palate, there are notes of white grapefruit, white melon rind, muddled lemon and flaked sea salt. This is a wine that works with pork, roast chicken, grilled fish, sausages, or a fruit salad.

Reviews

  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 91 (8/1/2019)

    This fruit for this wine is sourced from two old vine vineyards. At first it seems unconstructed, perhaps it was recently bottled, but in any event showing separate components more than a sense of completeness. Aggressive aeration helps a bit, though more bottle aging is recommended. For now you'll find tart lemon and lemon rind, along with some phenolic bitters.