2021 Ara Riesling
A stunningly dry and bright Riesling with riper notes of star fruit and apple, zippy acidity, and a lemon meringue pie finish.
Ara is the name of a constellation and is one of the very first riesling labels Jimi Brooks created after founding Brooks in 1998. Jimi’s passion and interests in mythology and astrology often were shown through the creation of his first wines.
Only 225 cases produced!
2021 Ara Riesling is a Dry wine.
Rain events at the beginning of bloom diminished yields, and a dry summer was punctuated with unprecedented heatwaves. The timing worked in our favor since the heat happened pre-veraison, and the vines handled it well.
Harvest started in early September, but lower temperatures across the state allowed for a long and measured harvest season, with harvest extending into mid-October.
No disease, high sugars, balanced acids, and great flavors. 2021 will undoubtedly rank as one of the top Oregon vintages.
- Willamette Valley
- Brooks Estate, Yamhill
- Case production
- Crush format
- Straight to press
- Bottling date
- Alcohol percentage
- Residual sugar
- 7.74 g/L
- 8.3 g/L
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