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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Jacob's Creek Barossa Steingarten Riesling 2002
Jacob's Creek Barossa Steingarten Riesling 2002
(search item no. 86331)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Perched on the top of a steep hillside in the East Barossa Ranges, the Steingarten (garden of stones) vineyard looks back down on Rowland Flat. Established in 1962, the vineyard has survived despite the harsh conditions and lack of any irrigation to support the vines during often long, hot summers.

This small Steingarten vineyard, which was gouged out of an exposed, rocky hillside with it's vines close-planted in classic Mosel fashion, is noted for it's seasonal variation and the outstanding varietal character of its Riesling grapes

"...Dense and pure on the mouth, the flavors are ceaseless in the end, a full second half of the flavor after you swallow the first... a classical, magical riesling."
-Wines & Spirits

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About Jacob's Creek:

With over 150 years of making wine in the Barossa Valley, Jacob's Creek's winemaking philosophy is to make high quality wines in a contemporary Australian style, which are fresh, elegant, great tasting and show true varietal character. From its beginnings in 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant named Johann Gramp planted the Barossa Valley's first commercial vineyard on the banks of Jacob's Creek. His first vineyard was in a small ironstone winery and visitors can still walk the historic vineyard, inspect the original cellar and feel a true sense of place for Jacob's Creek. Today, Jacob's Creek is one of the leading forces of Australian wine, creating wines with true character with a variety of different offerings from its portfolio.