Brooks 2016 'Sweet P' Estate Riesling, Eola-Amity Hills

Brooks 2016 'Sweet P' Estate Riesling, Eola-Amity Hills

Item Number: 12303

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Brooks Vineyard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.9
Residual Sugar(g/L): 36.5 g/L
Total Acidity: 7.6 g/L
pH: 3.06
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic Basalt
Elevation: 650 feet
Case Production: 500

Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Filtration: Cross-flow

2016 Vintage: Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2nd-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.

Tasting Notes: The Brooks Sweet P shows flavors of mango, tangerine, white pepper, sage, apple, lily, and spearmint. The concentrated and complex palate is accentuated by prickly acidity, luscious texture, and a lingering finish. This Riesling will age elegantly for years to come!