2019 Brooks Winery Amycas

2019 Brooks Winery Amycas white wine

Willamette Valley,
Oregon

12.5% alcohol

Cork closure

Brooks Winery, located in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills, really excels at making white wines, including this blend. It’s 29% Pinot blanc, 27% Muscat, 25% Riesling, 11% Pinot gris, and 8% Gewürztraminer. With citrus and floral notes plus sweetness balanced with acidity, it’s a real crowd-pleaser.

Bouquet:

This wine is oh so floral! First, aromas of orange blossoms and jasmine flowers tickled my nose, then smells of honey and minerally wet pavement became apparent. With all these aromatic varietals, it’s no surprise how fragrant it is. Pro tip: take this bottle out of the fridge 5-10 minutes beforehand so it can warm up a bit, allowing the aromas to really come out.

Palate:

Bright, tart flavors of Meyer lemons dance the tango with fruity kumquats, key lime pie, marmalade, and pears. Chock-full of mineral notes and honey, this wine walks an elegant tightrope of finesse.

Food pairing suggestions:

Tom kha soup, chili cheese nachos, balinese fish and potato curry (kari ikan).

SRP $17

Sadly, the winery is sold out of this wine but you might find it at your favorite wine shop or grocery store– it’s worth tracking down a few bottles!

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