Opulent and elegant with complex aromatics, densely concentrated flavors and powerful structure that linger over a long sensual finish.
Fruit:100% Lychee, Valencia Orange, Key Lime, Candied Pink Grapefruit
Floral: 50% Candied Rose Petal, Fresh Cut Red Roses, Almond Blossom
Herbal: 100% Lemongrass, Cardamom, Ginger, Angelica
Bouquet: ambergris, passionfruit, jasmine, lychee, white peach
Palate: orange curd, ginger, soaked golden raisins, rose pastille, Celtic sea salt
Perception: a rich and viscous mouthfeel with bright acidity, lingering salinity, and a spicy, floral finish!
Drinkability: an ideal pairing with coastal fare and bountiful fresh garden ingredients
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 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 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.