2017 Orchard Fold Riesling

2017 Orchard Fold Riesling

This Medium Dry Riesling is seriously complex and luscious on the palate. Zippy acidity is balanced by just a hint of sweetness with complex notes of tropical and citrus fruits, spices and herbs.

Comprised of riesling grapes from the Orchard Fold vineyard located in Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2007 in volcanic basalt-nekia and jory soil.

Only 125 cases production!

Lemon
Flint
Grapefruit
Citrus Blossom

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This medium-dry Riesling is layered with complex notes of nutmeg, meyer lemon and chamomile flowers with gorgeously balanced acid.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Blistered shashitto peppers tossed with chili, soy sauce, and sesame would be the perfect snack to enjoy with this wine.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Juicy Fruit, orange, and slate. This wine is reminiscent of old-world Spatlese.
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
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Orchard Fold Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
125
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2018-02-12
Harvest date
2017-10-31
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Ph
3.01
Acid
8.4 g/L