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Date Printed: 10/23/2016
Annie's Lane Riesling 2005
Annie's Lane Riesling 2005
(search item no. 94516)
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PRICE ON 10/23/2016: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Annie's Lane Riesling is pale straw with vibrant green hues. The nose shows the classic, elegant characters of Clare Valley Riesling, lime, citrus and fresh spring flowers supported by a steely, mineral, flinty backbone on the lingering finish.

Enjoy as an aperitif or as the perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked oysters.

Impressive length and natural acidity will allow for graceful aging over the next 5 to 8 years.

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About Annie's Lane:

Annie Wayman was a legend in the Clare Valley. She could always be relied upon to bring along sandwiches and a warm drink to harvesters and pruners in the vineyard at the turn of the 20th century. One evening, Annie's horse and cart got bogged in a lane adjacent to one of the valley's best vineyards. Thus, Annie's Lane was born.

Annie' s Lane is now one of the finest wineries in Australia's renowned Clare Valley and represents the finest vineyards in one of South Australia's great regions. The Annie's Lane wines rely on regional and varietal expression and have been awarded with over 350 trophies and medals at wine shows in Australia and across the globe since the first release in 1996. The most successful of all the wines has been the super-premium Copper Trail Shiraz.

The home of Annie's Lane is the heritage listed Quelltaler winery at the heart of Watervale, in the Clare Valley's south. Quelltaler is the region's oldest and most important winery, dating back to 1863. Fruit for Annie's Lane is sourced from magnificent old Watervale vines as well as from vineyards to the north in the Polish Hill River sub-district where the cooler ripening period and extraordinary slate riddled soils combine to create an unmistakable stamp of the Clare Valley.