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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Fireblock Dry Riesling Watervale Clare Valley 2008
Fireblock Dry Riesling Watervale Clare Valley 2008
(search item no. 102588)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Tight and tangy, weaving lemon and star fruit flavors into a nice thread that persists through the long finish. Drink now through 2014.
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About Fireblock:

This is a new label owned by Bill and Noel Ireland (of Flinders Bay fame). The name refers to the plot of dirt that was planted back in 1926 predominantly to Grenache. It had been previously designated a “fireblock” given its proximity to the railway line, and out of concern that sparks from the steam locomotives could start bushfires!! I managed to persuade Bill and Noel to capture the magic of these old dry grown Grenache and Shiraz vines.

With a continuous history of winemaking dating back to 1852, the stone buildings and wineries of the Clare Valley add to the region's striking and varied beauty. It is a high quality producer of long-lived, intensely flavored and strongly structured table wines, virtually all of which are made in limited quantities.