Drink of the Week: Brooks 2015 Sparkling Riesling

brooks sparkling riesling
Nestled in the Eola-Amity Hills within the Willamette Valley, Oregon winery Brooks celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. And since celebrations call for bubbles, it’s fitting that the winery just released their first foray into the méthode traditionelle with the Brooks 2015 Sparkling Riesling. Already well known for bottlings of the varietal, Brooks sourced from three of their partner vineyards during a bountiful 2015 harvest for the sparkling expression. On the far side of the dry spectrum, the wine is brightly aromatic with citrus zest and fresh herbs. Pleasantly tart flavors of grapefruit and lemon soften with a gentle minerality and slightly savory finish. $40, brookswine.com