White Wines    Riesling    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2011
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2011
(search item no. 118632)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is crisp, dry and lush with flavors of citrus, jasmine and minerals. Our Dry Riesling is endlessly versatile and harmoniously complements the world's most vibrant and flavorful cuisine.

Pair with anything from Asian to European to a wide variety of seafood, cheeses and cold meats.

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About Pacific Rim:

Riesling, simply, is the most versatile, complex and food-friendly of all the noble grapes. if you enjoy inspiring your palate, then Riesling is your ideal wine. No other varietal so purely expresses terroir. Washington's Columbia Valley - home of Pacific Rim - provies the ideal soils and climate for growing Riesling. Purity is at the core of Pacific Rim's winemaking philosophy. They exclusively use stainless steel tanks, allowing the true character of Riesling to speak for itself, they do not use malolactic fermentation and their wines are fermented only with native yeasts. Pacific Rim produces 10 different Rieslings from bone dry to sticky sweet, and Riesling represents 95% of all the wines they produce. Pacific Rim is an Organic and Biodynamic certified winery.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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Mollydooker Carnival of Love 2005
Mollydooker Carnival of Love 2005
(search item no. 88923)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $169.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hand selected as Mollydooker's best parcel of Shiraz this year, this wine is an enchanting experience as it displays a pure expression of all the flavors and nuances you would look for in a great Shiraz. Its bouquet is full of chocolate, licorice, all spice and blackberry fruit with aromatics that go right through to the back of your mouth. With layers of espresso, raisin and chocolate intermixed with toasty vanillan oak, this mouth filling blockbuster is opulent and elegant. The palate is incredibly silky and creamy and the wine will linger in your mouth for minutes after you've tasted it.

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About Mollydooker:

Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Five of their wines have been chosen in the Wine Spectator's "Top 100," and their Carnival of Love Shiraz has made the "Top 100" twice. The winery is on the prime Seaview Ridge in McLaren Vale, South Australia, and the vines are grown according to the Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme to give the grapes the rich flavors that distinguish Mollydooker's wines. Mollydooker makes Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot and Verdelho. The Velvet Glove Shiraz, with 95%+ Marquis Fruit Weight is superbly complete and complex, with stunny beauty and power.