2017 Cahiers Riesling

2017 Cahiers Riesling

Generous and juicy with ripe fruit notes. Medium sweet and weighty on the palate with harmonious acidity leading to a long and satisfying finish.

Vineyards – 30% Monks Gate, 58% Hope Well and 12% Orchard Fold

Cahiers (KY-YAY) is French for Notebooks or Journals in rememberance and honor of Jimi Brooks who loved to read and write. Pascal had found his father’s journals after he passed and they allowed him to connect with his father through each journal entry.

Peach
Ginger
Pineapple
Citrus Blossom

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This medium-sweet Riesling is loaded with notes of ripe apples, ginger and peaches with a long thirst-quenching finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Fresh figs, arugula, chevre on grilled flatbread would pair perfectly with the Cahiers.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

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

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Monks Gate, Hope Well, Orchard Fold
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
210
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2018-05-01
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Residual sugar
19.7 g/L
Ph
3.1
Acid
7.6 g/L
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