2016 Wascher Riesling

2016 Wascher Riesling

A serious and structured wine with ripe fruit layered into white floral, herbal, and umami oceanic qualities. Quenching and food friendly.

Only 75 cases produced!

Quince
Nectarine
Starfruit
Apple

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A beautifully structured dry Riesling with notes of stone and tropical fruits and a saline finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Pair this with seared halibut cheeks, basil pesto and peas!
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Pomelo, matchstick, and salted lime with bright acidity and lingering minerality
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.

Comprised of riesling grapes from the Wascher vineyard located in the Dundee Hills. The vines were planted between in 1994 in marine sedimentary-willakenzie soil.

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Dundee Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Wascher Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-01
Harvest date
2016-09-27
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.5
Residual sugar
0.7 g/L
Ph
3.16
Acid
6.6 g/L
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