2016 Yamhill Riesling

2016 Yamhill Riesling

Medium-Dry Riesling

Expansive fruit aromatics layered with dense earth, lead into broad weight with uplifting acidity and a lingering high tone and textural finish.

Comprised of riesling grapes of close Geisenheim 110 from the Yamhill vineyard located in Yamhill-Carlton. The vines were planted in 1984 in marine sedimentary-willakenzie soil.

Only 150 cases produced!

Nectarine
Lemon
Oyster Shell
Peach

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Smells like a fresh, new barbie with notes of nectarine and lime and just enough sugar to balance the moderate acidity.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Quince paste, crostini and Cantal Jeune (a soft cows milk cheese) would be the perfect sampler to pair with this wine.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Meyer lemon, flaked salt, and sugared pomelo
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.

Varietals

Riesling: Geisenheim 110

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Yamhill Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
150
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-02
Harvest date
2016-09-29
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Residual sugar
29.7 g/L
Ph
3.01
Acid
7.7 g/L