2018 Oak Ridge Gewurztraminer

2018 Oak Ridge Gewurztraminer

Not overly floral, this dry Gewurztraminer displays notes of stone fruits and honeysuckle with a pleasant hint of candied ginger on the elegant finish.

Only 150 cases produced!

Peach
Honeysuckle
Ginger
Pear

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Not too floral, this beautifully composed Gewurztraminer offers notes of white flowers, ginger and fresh pear.
Image of Norma Buchholz
Norma BuchholzChef
Enjoy this with peach cobbler, almond crumble topping and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Image of Claire Jarreau
Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Tea rose, fresh ginger, and asian pear with lingering minerality.
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

Gewurztraminer

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Gewurztraminer
Region
Washington
Appellation
Columbia Gorge
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Oak Ridge
Vinification
Case production
150
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2019-02-27
Harvest date
2018-09-21
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
14
Residual sugar
12.2 g/L
Ph
3.5
Acid
5.7 g/L
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