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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2008
Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2008
(search item no. 101971)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $18.99

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
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling is the product of a drought vintage, which is becoming the norm. However, wonderful balance has been the hallmark of this vineyard since our first vintage in 1979 and in 2008 we achieved low pH and high acid that winemakers dream about. Passionfruit, pear and apple aromas and flavors are backed up by lovely intense lemon-lime with a slatey, mineral dry finish, typical of the Hanlin Hill Vineyard.
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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.