2018 Hope Well Riesling

2018 Hope Well Riesling

This dry Riesling has mouth-watering acidity with ripe and generous notes of pineapple, star fruit, kumquat and quince.

With only 100 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.

Ginger
Lemon
Pineapple
Quince

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This dry Riesling has bright acidity with a pleasant mouth-feel with notes of pineapple mint, Meyer lemon, quince and star fruit with an incredibly long finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Enjoy with creamy carrot/ginger soup with fried sweet potato strings and a drizzle of lemon olive oil!
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Tom WeberCellar Hand
Rich and nutty, with notes of smarties and Meyer lemon. A dynamic palate boasts juicy lemon meringue, orange zest and zippy acidity.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but by bloom, we were quickly caught up to average tracking for the season. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017.
By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed.
We picked Pinot in a concentrated two-week window running until October 10. The Riesling, however, enjoyed an extended spell of sunny but cool autumnal weather that was perfectly ideal for beautiful ripening lasting through October 22.
The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor.
A hallmark vintage!

Varietals

Riesling: Geisenheim 110, Neustadt 90

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Hope Well Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
100
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2018-04-29
Harvest date
2018-10-04
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.6
Residual sugar
7.1 g/L
Ph
3.07
Acid
8.5 g/L
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