Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2006

Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia

$20.00 $11.99
Save $8.01
Item No. 90102
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH96
  • WS91
  • WE90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • JH94

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright straw-green; immensely precise and authoritative, a clarion call of terroir speaking; a firm and classic mix of lime, lemon spice, with a lingering, dry minerally finish. "
96 Points

"Crisp in texture and generous in flavor, a seductive mouthful of Bosc pear, white peach, lime and green tea flavours, lingering on the polished finish. This one has depth and distinctive character."
91 Points

"Simultaneously floral and minerally on the nose, the 2006 Hanlin Hill Riesling is an all-around delight. Filled with apple, nectarine, melon and lime fruit, it manages to conceal the Clare Valley’s sometimes hard edges with ripe fruit. Finishes dusty, minerally and long; this should have a long, positive evolution. "
90 Points

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Bradley Pine - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Enjoyble and different. Very dry for a Reisling.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This was my first Australian riesling and I expected more from this given all the high professional ratings. It had a floral nose, although it was too dry for my liking.
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
This is a wine that will clearly mark your palate with a rich crisp riesling. Everyone in our family liked it! Try it on its own to open up your appetite!
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Learn About Petaluma Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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