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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Pikes Dry Riesling 2005
Pikes Dry Riesling 2005
(search item no. 91264)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a classic "bone dry" Clare Valley Riesling, courtesy of ideal growing conditions and the unique slate driven minerality of the soil at the Pikes family vineyard in the Polish Hill River region of the Clare Valley. Beautiful aromas of citrus blossom, pineapple and ripe pears waft from the glass. The palate is fresh, crisp and clean with wonderful citrus notes in abundance. Great balance and lingering finish. Delicious to consume now, but will age beautifully over the next 10 years. Drink with any fresh seafood.
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About Pikes:

The brothers Pike seemingly can do no wrong. They get in right with immense consistency, even in the more challenging vintages. The vines are tended to by Andrew, the grapes are transformed into great wine by Neil. Neil makes wines that are simply difficult not to enjoy. For the serious wine drinker, they offer plenty of depth of character, structure and complexity. For the wine drinker who just wants a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price, they deliver every time. The easy going nature of the Pike brothers is clearly reflected in their wines.