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2014 Brooks Le Chenaie Riesling

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2014 Brooks Le Chenaie Riesling 2017-05-16T20:17:40+00:00

2014 Le Chenaie Riesling

$ 24.00 / Bottle

Another exciting new single vineyard bottling is La Chenaie Riesling. This elegant and fruity expression is located on a volcanic site in the Eola-Amity Hills. Jory, Ritner, and Gelderman soils on a southeast facing slope give us juicy, ripe fruit and a balanced sweetness, making this wine a great pairing with spicy foods.
Chris Blanchard, MS

Lovely, earthy nose of white mushroom, cheese rind, candied violets and lemon candy. There is an intense ripe grapefruit, tangerine and orange cake frosting nose, that hints of the possibility of sweetness to come. It is perfumed and floral, like gardenias in bloom with a muskiness and the impression of canned pears and lychee.

The mouth feel is rich and intense, vibrant and fat, but I don’t detect sweetness as I suspected in the nose. In fact, the wine is brimming with ripe, rich fruits and underlined by a verve of acidity that sneaks up on you, past the fruit, to finish with electricity. This taste like a German Riesling in a warm year from the Pfalz. Absolutely stunning in its complexity which would be too long for me to write down all of the descriptors. However, the key words here are earthy, lychee, pear, orange, violets, gardenias, pear, musk and electricity. Try this with curry and carrot soup, tuna tartare or smoked salmon.

Vintage: 2014
Vineyard: Le Chenaie
Date Planted: 2005
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soil Type: Jory & Gelderman
Elevation: 500′
Exposure: Southeast facing
Clones: Riesling 239
Barrel/Stainless: Stainless
Filtration: Cross-Flow
Date Bottled: April 3rd, 2015
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 18.7 g/L, 1.87%
pH: 3.13
TA: 6.8 g/L
Case Production: 50
Suggested Retail: $24
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