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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Spy Valley Riesling 2009
Spy Valley Riesling 2009
(search item no. 104743)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw in color. A bouquet of citrus fruits dominate the aroma, while floral and mineral notes show classic Riesling expression. The palate is concentrated and intense, with orange peel, limes and a firm drying finish balanced by a clean acid structure.
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About Spy Valley:

The brand name Spy Valley is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station within a few kilometers of the winery. Situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka River are the vineyards of Johnson Estate. Established in 1993 by the Johnson family, Johnson Estate was one of the pioneering vineyard companies in the Marlborough sub-region and remains family-owned. Eight varieties of grapes grow over 380 acres of free-draining, stony soils producing exceptional fruit for Spy Valley Wines. In ten years, production has risen to place Spy Valley as one of Marlborough's leading family-owned companies. Youthful and exuberant wines are crafted using modern winemaking techniques by winemaker Paul Bougeois and his team.