2016 Meyer Riesling

2016 Meyer Riesling

Medium-Dry Riesling

Very aromatic, generous mouthfeel, with medium weight lifted by medium plus acidity. A wonderful long finish and mouth watering fruit that begs for more.

Comprised of riesling grapes from Meyer vineyard located in the Dundee Hills. The vines were planted in 2007 in volcanic basalt-jory soil.

Only 75 cases produced!

Lemon
Flint
Apple
Honeysuckle

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Notes of baked apple, citrus and honeysuckle blossoms are complimented by a mouthwatering acidity that begs for another sip.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Homemade apple pie with a hint of cinnamon and a side of vanilla bean ice cream is what I would pair with this delicate wine.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Fresh can of tennis balls, lemon curd, and coriander
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
Dundee Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Meyer Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-03
Harvest date
2016-09-28
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12.5
Residual sugar
11.8 g/L
Ph
3
Acid
7.3
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