Lively and boasting with fresh citrus, balanced acidity, and a long saline finish.
Floral & Herbal: 25% Fennel Pollen
Fruit: 100% Yellow Pear, Quince, Cara Cara Riind, Lime Sorbet
Mineral & Earth: 75% Ocean Water, Sweet Oyster, Flint
Sweet & Spice: 25% Nutmeg, Baked Apple
Bouquet: yellow pear, quince, Cara Cara
rind, fennel pollen, ocean water
Palate: lime sorbet, baked apple, nutmeg, sweet oyster, flint
Perception: lively and boasting with fresh citrus, balanced acidity, and a long saline finish
Drinkability: enjoy with Pacific Northwest seafood or semi soft sheep’s milk cheese. This wine will gain richness and texture with time in bottle.
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 between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provid- ed 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 shepherded 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.