Brooks 2014 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley

Brooks 2014 'Ara' Riesling, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 8369

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.8
Residual Sugar(g/L): 9.8
Total Acidity: 7.7
pH: 3.07
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 300

Vineyard Sources : Brooks Estate and Yamhill

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

Tasting Notes: Elegantly perfumed aromatics and mouthwatering acidity interplay with soft tannins, yielding depth and tension on the palate. This is a wine that works with pork, roast chicken, grilled fish, sausages, or a fruit salad.

93pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 2/8/2018
"Pear nectar, white peach and honey aromas are sharpened and lifted by suggestions of lemon pith and dusty minerals, and a suave floral note builds in the background. Fleshy but focused, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that gain sweetness and depth with air. The floral and peach qualities carry strongly through a gently spicy finish that hangs on with impressive clarity and persistence."

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  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (3/1/2015)

    The 2012 Riesling Ara comes from the estate vineyard and a second in the Yamhill area. The bouquet is very attractive with scents of nectarine, blood orange and honeysuckle aromas that are very intense and well defined. The palate is brisk on the entry with a fine bead of acidity that cuts through the slightly viscous texture. There is great weight and real energy here, getting to the essence of Riesling better than many Oregon Rieslings that I have encountered. Excellent.