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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2006
Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2006
(search item no. 90102)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Clare Valley arguably produces Australia's best Riesling and Petaluma's Hanlin Hill Vineyard provides the fruit for Petaluma Riesling, recognized in Australia as the best of this traditional dry style. Clare lies in a valley in the northern extension of the Adelaide Hills, 90 miles (145km) from Adelaide.

The geology of the Hanlin Hill Vineyard is Mintaro shale, deposited as shallow marine sediments between 550 and 600 million years ago, and metamorphosed into high quality grey slate, which has weathered to form well draining, brown to red-brown clay rich soils.

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About Petaluma:

Petaluma, founded by world-famous winemaker Brian Croser, is widely regarded as Australia's pre-eminent small winery. Petaluma wines are made in various vineyard sites, each selected for specific characteristics.