Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2007
Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia
The 2007 Hanlin Hill Riesling displays typical minerality and lemon-lime intensity, with hints of orange blossom. The palate shows ripe lemon-lime fruit and has wonderful acidity to complement the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion - "Mouthfilling, pure and long, with a linear profile; citrus fruit with relatively soft acidity; early developing. Screwcap."
Wine Spectator - "This is dry, with a white peach note to the lemon and slate flavors, lingering attractively. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases imported."
Wine Enthusiast - "This comes across as a bit broader and softer than many Australian Rieslings, perhaps because it tips the scales at a relatively high 13% alcohol. Orange sherbet notes are joined by lime flavors that finish long, tart and tangy. Drink now-2017."
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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. View all Petaluma Wines
About Clare ValleyView a map of Clare Valley wineries
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 FactsSince this is still Australia, let's not leave out Shiraz... Clare Valley does produce red wines and they are well made and tasty. Even though the region is fairly hot, the acidity in the reds is higher than its southern neighbors. Good structure is common in both the reds and whites of the area, which makes them great for food.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.