2017 Eclipse Totality Riesling

Intoxicatingly perfumed aromatics reminiscent of a mediterranean garden! On the palate, lively exotic flavors layer over mouth watering acidity and a long uplifting finish.

Totality. On August 21, 2017, Brooks Estate Vineyard was bathed in the ethereal and awe-inspiring glow of a total solar eclipse. The corona was indescribable, the sky looked like nothing else. Many among us wept. Although the temperature had dropped, it didn’t explain the chills we all had.  As the sun re-emerged from behind the moon, there was an inexplicable feeling of optimism and rebirth. The world was still here, and yet there was a beauty to everything we hadn’t seen, appreciated, or known before.

Only 200 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Lemon
Ginger
Citrus Blossom
Apple

2017 Eclipse Totality Riesling is a Medium Dry wine.

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An old-vine white with a scent of apples limned with ginger and lemon, this is on the dry side, refreshing, lifted and clean; for sea bream.

90 Points - P.J.C., Wine & Spirits
This perfectly balanced off-dry Riesling has expressive notes of jasmine, lime and ginger and harmonious acidity.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
I would pair this wine with poached sole fish in a broth of galangal root, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Opal apple, elderflower, and key lime, this zippy Riesling leaves your palate refreshed and ready for the next sip.
Claire Jarreau
Assistant Winemaker

Winemaking 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!

Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
200
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2018-04-28
Harvest date
2017-10-26
Vessel
Stainless
Alcohol percentage
12.5
Residual sugar
14.2 g/L
Ph
3.00
Acid
8.15 g/L

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2017 Eclipse Totality Riesling