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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Wakefield Promised Land Riesling 2009
Wakefield Promised Land Riesling 2009
(search item no. 110910)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $8.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light straw with vibrant green tinges. Clean citrus aromas with underlying floral elements to give freshness and vibrancy. A crisp lemon-lime flavored palate with a fine and refreshingly dry finish.

Intentionally made in a dry, yet immediately approachable, style this new Promised Land Riesling is at once crisp and refreshing – a true pleasure to drink on those long Summer afternoons... you could even try it over ice!

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About Wakefield:

Situated in the heart of South Australia's beautiful Clare Valley, Wakefield has become one of Australia's best loved and most trusted wineries. The tale of Wakefield's wine-making goes back a few years – three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine.

Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, and in particular, for the famous French Clarets such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux's Medoc region. It was this long held fascination for these wines which inspired the family’s foray into winemaking, and provides the inspiration and winemaking philosophy behind all Wakefield's winemaking today – to produce premium wines of exceptional and comparable quality in Australia.

It was a single wine - a first growth Bordeaux - which inspired Bill Taylor to take the plunge and to purchase a block of land in the Clare Valley and set about crafting a quality wine, which reflected the terroir and could rival its 'old world' Cabernet Sauvignons.

Almost four decades later, the company remains family owned and the philosophy unchanged. Admittedly, the winery now plants a little more than just cabernet sauvignon – with nearly 750ha of vineyards in the Clare Valley, the family excels in a number of different varieties to make up its extensive, award winning portfolio – from terrific value, everyday drinking wines to the finest Australian wines at the pinnacle of the Wakefield portfolio.

And the same philosophy runs religiously through the family tree today. Following his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, third generation winemaker Mitchell Taylor is well aware of his heritage, and passionate in its continuance. A blend of 'old world' estate philosophy and 'new world' winemaking innovation, combined with an almost fanatical attention to detail and obsession with quality, has kept this dream alive, and resulted in wines of tremendous style and quality.