2016 Sweet P Riesling

2016 Sweet P Riesling

Medium-Sweet Riesling

Concentrated fruit flavors accentuated with prickly acidity, luscious texture, and a lingering finish.

Comprised of riesling grapes from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted between 1974-1976 in volcanic basalt soil. Brooks Estate Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.

Only 500 cases produced!

Mango
Nectarine
Apple
Beeswax

What our team says

Image of Jillian Barnhart
Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Medium sweet with lush notes of tangerine, mango and white flowers balanced by generous acidity.
Image of Norma Buchholz
Norma BuchholzChef
Sea scallops, lightly seasoned and seared with a fresh salad of green apples and fennel along with butternut squash would make this the perfect pairing!
Image of Claire Jarreau
Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Unctuous and opulent fruits display traits characteristic to the 2016 vintage. This Riesling brings fall notes of spiced Opal apple and pear. Perfect for cellaring and pouring around holiday tables.
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
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
500
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-03
Harvest date
2016-09-25
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
11.9
Ph
3.06
Acid
7.6
Download tasting notes → (Link opens in a new tab)