Brooks 2021 Riesling, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 17613

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0.81 g/l
pH: 2.93
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 1,000

Vineyard Sources: 42% Miranda, 16% Vitae Springs, 12% Hyland, 10% Meyer, 8% Muska-Bement, 8% Sunset View, 2% Lone Star, 1% Brooks Estate, and 1% Ridgecrest.

Vintage Notes: Rain events at the beginning of bloom diminished yields, and a dry summer was punctuated with unprecedented heatwaves. The timing worked in their favor since the heat happened pre-veraison, and the vines handled it well. Harvest started in early September, but lower temperatures across the state allowed for a long and measured harvest season, with harvest extending into mid-October. There was no disease, high sugars, balanced acids, and great flavors. 2021 will undoubtedly rank as one of the top Oregon vintages.

Winemaking Notes: Crushed straight to press, fermentation took place at 50-70 degrees in stainless steel tanks and was bottles in May of 2022.

Tasting Notes: This dry Willamette Valley Riesling is a beautiful representation of the variety with thirst-quenching acidity and notes of lemon, apricot, green apple, salt and honeysuckle.