2017 Hope Well Riesling

2017 Hope Well Riesling

Old world interplay of spring florals and minerality, supported by abundant fruit, prickly acidity and expansive textural finish.

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

We love this wine, not only because it’s a truly stunning Riesling, but because it embodies everything that is good about the land that is being healed and the people whose lives are dedicated to crafting exceptional expressions of time and place.

Grapefruit
Pear
Pineapple
Honeysuckle

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This medium-dry Riesling reveals layers of minerality, tropical fruit and flowers.
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Norma BuchholzChef
I would pair my favorite dessert with this wine, vanilla bean creme brulee with a nice crisp sugar coating.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Crushed Sweet Tarts, white grapefruit, and golden pear.
"Dry, tart and tasty, this fruit is from a Casteel family vineyard. The dense, detailed palate mixes citrus flesh and rind, grapefruit and stone, and trailing suggestions of tangerine and even pineapple. It's a lovely bottle, delicious now but certainly ageworthy, as are almost all of Brooks' acid-driven Rieslings."
Paul Gregutt, August 2019

Vintage Notes

A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!

Varietals

Riesling: Geisenheim 110, Neustadt 90

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Hope Well Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2018-04-28
Harvest date
2017-10-11
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Residual sugar
11.0 g/L
Ph
3.06
Acid
8.5 g/L
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