2016 Cahiers Riesling

2016 Cahiers Riesling

The Goal: Create the best blend from our various Riesling sites.
The Result: An unctuous yet bright medium sweet Riesling.

Vineyards – 30% La Chenaie, 30% Monks Gate, 20% Ingram Lane, 20% Yamhill

Cahiers (KY-YAY) is French for Notebooks or Journals in rememberance and honor of Jimi Brooks who loved to read and write. Pascal had found his father’s journals after he passed and they allowed him to connect with his father through each journal entry.

We bottled 210 cases in January of 2017 in honor of Pascal’s 21st birthday.

Beeswax
Apple
Peach
Ginger

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This medium-sweet Riesling is loaded with notes of ripe apples, ginger and peaches with a long thirst-quenching finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Fresh figs, arugula, chevre on grilled flatbread would pair perfectly with the Cahiers.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Golden sultanas, sweet dates, and honeycomb
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

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 2-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.

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Monks Gate Vineyard, La Chenaie Vineyard, Yamhill Vineyard, Ingram Lane Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
210
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-02
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Ph
3.09
Acid
6.7 g/L
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