2016 Terue Tempranillo

2016 Terue Tempranillo

Bruleed black fruit is uplifted by hightone and herbaceous aromas which give way to an elegant palate, balancing quenching acidity with earthiness and a long-lasting spicy finish.

Comprised of tempranillo grapes from the Deux Vert vineyard located in Yamhill-Carlton. The vines were planted in 1998 in marine-sazelair, peavine, and willakenzie soil.

Only 60 cases produced!

Currant
Cherry
Blackberry
Charcuterie

What our team says

Image of Jillian Barnhart
Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Serious black fruit notes mingle with herbs and spices with a long, earthy finish.
Image of Norma Buchholz
Norma BuchholzChef
The Terue would pair perfectly with dry rubbed baby back ribs, make sure to add paprika and mustard powder too!
Image of Claire Jarreau
Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Tobacco leaf and leather, with exotic spice notes and dark fruits.
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
Red
Varietal
Tempranillo
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Deux Vert Vineyard
Vinification
Case production
60
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2018-05-03
Harvest date
2016-09-25
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Ph
4.1
Acid
5.4 g/L
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