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Brooks

2016 Orchard Fold Riesling

2016 Orchard Fold Riesling
Wine Enthusiast, June 2018
IRF Scale
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Riesling
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Spectator
92
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SKU: BW16RSOF

 

94 points, Wine & Spirits

Year's Best West Coast Rieslings

"Brooks is one of Oregon’s most dedicated riesling producers, and yet Chris Williams' wines, to this taster, aren’t so much standard-bearers as arresting outliers, often fiercely savory and idiosyncratic, hinting at fruit but not about fruit at all. This one, from a vineyard planted in 2007, is no exception, a wine that starts out savory, more about tone than flavor. There is a compact package of wheat, Meyer lemon and lime flavor delivered with remarkable focus and freshness. It’s a tense, leesy and crisp riesling for
contemplating, or pouring with herb-roasted halibut."

— Patrick J. Comiskey

 

92 Points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast

"Some residual sugar accents this wine's lush orange, peach and papaya flavors. Further details emerge as it opens: vanilla wafer, butter cookie, apple pie. It's complex and thoroughly delicious now but will age beautifully for many years."

— P.G. Published 6/1/2018

 

Winemaker Notes: 

Bouquet: lemon honey, chamomile, fresh ginger, Canary melon, bergamot, dried apricot

Palate: Fuji pear, candy brittle, peach syrup, meyer lemon, rosemary

Perception: unctuous and honeyed with concentrated fruit flavors and layered texture

Drinkability: wonderful paired with spiced and aromatic food, alpine cheeses, and summer fare

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Riesling
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bouquet: lemon honey, chamomile, fresh ginger, Canary melon, bergamot, dried apricot Palate: Fuji pear, candy brittle, peach syrup, meyer lemon, rosemary Perception: unctuous and honeyed with concentrated fruit flavors and layered texture Drinkability: wonderful paired with spiced and aromatic food, alpine cheeses, and winter fare
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 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.

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