Bouquet: papaya, golden kiwi, white lily,
heirloom apple, white peach
Palate: muddled lime, gravel, sea salt loquat, clover leaf
Perception: lovely oceanic minerality with citrus and exotic fruits and punchy, refreshing acidity
Drinkability: Enjoy as the seasons progress
2017 Vintage: A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!