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2010 Ara Riesling

2010 Ara Riesling

Ara is the name of a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere (just south of Scorpius). As a wine, he Brooks Ara became a superstar the night that it was served at a White House State Dinner. We were thrilled because Ara is the wine that to us represents the perfect balance of power and elegance. Where better to drink it than the White House? (except maybe your house).

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2010 Ara Riesling

Named after the altar of the centaur known as Chiron, who was half horse, half man, and thought to be the wisest creature on Earth. Produced biodynamically when the stars are in the right alignment, this wine represents power and finesse and evolves in the cellar into a wine that truly is stellar. 

The grapes for our Ara Riesling come from vines in Yamhill Vineyards and our Brooks Estate. Élevage takes place in stainless steel to retain the vibrant fruit character of Willamette Valley Riesling.

The 2010 Ara exhibits incredible aromas of orange flower and citrus, followed by jasmine, honeysuckle, and even a touch of diesel. On the palate, expect a full-bodied experience (for a Riesling, at least) with ripe pear, lychee, passion fruit, and pineapple. There's plenty of mouthwatering acidity to support the wine, plus tinges of herbs that tie everything together at the dinner table.

You'll notice that the 2010 is our current release. We hold this wine back a few years to develop additional complexity and to let the wine's character develop. We recommend socking a few bottles away in your wine cellar for 4-6 years - you'll be pleased with the results! 

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2010
Varietal Riesling
Appellation Willamette Valley
 


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