2016 Hope Well Riesling

2016 Hope Well Riesling

Lively and boasting with fresh citrus, balanced acidity, and a long saline finish.

It’s organically farmed by one of the valley’s visionaries, Mimi Casteel. A second generation wine grower, her commitment to the environment and restoring native habitat is unequaled.

With only 75 cases produced, this wine will move quickly.

Nectarine
Honeysuckle
Flint
Pear

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Medium-dry, this Riesling packs a serious fruit punch of pears, apples and quince and a saline finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Seared sea scallops, micro green salad and celery root is a dish I would make to enjoy with this wine.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Ripe nectarine, flint, honeysuckle, and tamarind
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

Comprised of riesling grapes of clones Geisenheim 110 and Neustadt 90, from Hope Well vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2008 in glacial deposits and volcanic basalt-willamette, jory, and saum soil. 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, Neustadt 90

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Hope Well Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-01-30
Harvest date
2016-09-16
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.9
Residual sugar
18.9 g/L
Ph
3.14
Acid
6.9 g/L