Star bright acidity with broad spectrum flavors, tension, and a crisp, refreshing finish.
Floral & Herbal: Elderflower, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom
Fruit: Clementine, White Peach, Starfruit, Grapefruit, Bright Nectarine
Mineral & Earth: Slate
Sweet & Spice: Lime Curd
Bouquet: meyer lemon, grapefruit, green apple, fresh thyme, gardenia, lanolin, apricot skin
Palate: bright nectarine, white pep- per, rosewater, fresh cut mango, white grapefruit
Perception: structured and pithy on the palate with vibrant acidity and refresh- ing citrus flavors
Drinkability: excellent now, but will age gracefully for years to come!
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 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 shep- herded 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.