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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brooks Amycas 2009 - Chips and Guac Anyone?

Brooks Amycas 2009 - Chips and Guac Anyone?

33% Pinot Blanc, 24% Pinot Gris, 18% Gewürztraminer, 14% Muscat and 11% Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon.

SRP of $15 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Brooks Wines for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"A delightful blend of Pinot Blanc (33%), Pinot Gris (24%), Gewurtztraminer (18%), Muscat (14%) and Riesling (11%). Crisp, floral and round with a touch of mineral undertones capable of pairing itself with a variety of foods as well as being enjoyed alone! 1,172 cases produced.

Founded in 1998, Brooks Wines is dedicated to utilizing sustainable farming practices, intervening as little as possible in the winery, and producing small lots of wine to respect vineyard individuality and to create unique blending components. This results in wines with great depth, flavors and balance. Enjoy!

12.8% Alcohol"
Today's wine is the second we've sampled from Brooks Wine, after previously enjoying their Ara Riesling. This one is quite an intriguing combination of white grapes that all do well in the Willamette Valley area. And more importantly, they do well in the glass as well.

The 2009 Brooks Amycas begins with a wonderful aromatic bouquet of sweet honeysuckle and tropical fruit. Very nice, but it gets even better when tasting this smooth and creamy wine. Add sweet notes of tangerines, tropical fruit and melon plus a nice underlying minerality and you've got a winner. Not only that but it has a great lively mouthfeel. It ends with a sweet, satisfyingly long finish with a nice bit of spice coming through. This is a very easy to drink and refreshing wine and a fabulous wine to pair with chips and freshly made guacamole, especially if it has a bit of spice to it!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 8.0

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