2017 Oak Ridge Gewurztraminer

2017 Oak Ridge Gewurztraminer

OFF DRY Gewurztraminer: Opulent and elegant with complex aromatics, densely concentrated flavors and powerful structure that linger over a long sensual finish.

Comprised of gewurztraminer grapes from the Oak Ridge vineyard located in the Columbia Gorge on the Washington side by White Salmon. The vines were planted in 1984 in wind-blown loess soil at 1,400′ in elevation.

Only 250 cases produced!

Grapefruit
Lemon
Ginger
Citrus Blossom

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Rich on the palate, with subtle floral notes are perfectly balanced with notes of grapefruit and rose petal.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Almond pound cake, chantilly cream & ripe pears is what I would eat while I sip this wine.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Deep red rose, candied meyer lemon, fresh ginger, and spice. This Gewurz is rich and unctuous and reminiscent of the wines coming from its homeland in Northern Italy.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

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!

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Gewurztraminer
Region
Washington
Appellation
Columbia Gorge
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Oak Ridge Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
250
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-05-01
Harvest date
2017-10-04
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.5
Ph
3.97
Acid
3.8 g/L