Spy Valley Riesling 2010

Riesling from Marlborough, New Zealand

Price: $24.00 $18.99
Save $5.01 (21%)
Item No. 110824
  • RP90
  • W&S90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright lemon in color. The bouquet is classic Marlborough aromas of grapefruit, elderflower and ripe stonefruit. Juicy and lithe, the palate is full and rich with a ripe citrus flavour spectrum, the finish is persistent and dry.

100% Riesling

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Riesling gives pronounced notes of lime zest, kumquats, lemon juice and fresh grapefruit with nuances of coriander seed and frangipani. Light bodied and refreshingly crisp in the mouth, it has a medium-dry level of sweetness and very good concentration of citrus flavors, finishing long and a little chalky. Delicious now, it should evolve gracefully and drink to 2016+."
90 Points

"An unusual style of riesling, this hints at flint (reduction) and fusel (touches of oxidation). It's a blend of several estate parcels, some fermented in stainless steel and others in older oak vats. The wine's earthy, nutty character is intriguing, and makes it a match for a meaty roast fish."
90 Points

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Learn About Spy Valley Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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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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