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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes Abbes 2004
Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes Abbes 2004
(search item no. 88606)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Riesling, a dry yet lively wine with a racy acidity, is considered the noble grape of the Alsatian varietals. It is very different to its German counterpart and to the numerous Rieslings which are now appearing around the world. The Alsace Riesling is better known for the elegant balance of acidity and fruit. It is a late maturing varietal and continues to mature even at quite low temperatures with wonderful results when the vintage ends with a warm and sunny harvest month.

Winemaker Notes
This is a beautiful example of a high quality Riesling that is fruity, dry and robust. It will enhance all simply-prepared dishes and fish, as well as meat. It may easily be cellared three to four years, but is enjoyable now.

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About Domaines Schlumberger:

Domaines Schlumberger only harvests grapes from their own vineyards and are entirely dedicated to quality, which is achieved through deliberately producing very restricted yields per hectare.

The planting and judicious choice of grape varieties, pruning the vines, constantly surveying the grapes as they ripen, and the precious care that they are given enable a strict selection to be made during harvesting. Each plot, or even each bunch of grapes, will only be picked if it is completely ripe.