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Brooks

2016 Ara Riesling

2016 Ara Riesling
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
12.8
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SKU: BW16ARA

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bouquet: orange blossom essence, Rainier cherry, lanolin, ripe pineapple, nectarine Palate: candied lime, Ataulfo mango, bitter orange marmalade, summer peach, watermelon rind, flaked sea salt Perception: elegantly perfumed aromatics and mouthwatering acidity interplay- ing with soft tannins yielding depth and tension on the palate Drinkability: delightful and expressive now; rewarding further complexity with time in bottle
Ratings
Wine Anorak 93
Production Notes
2016 Vintage: Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break be- tween 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shep- herded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.

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