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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Shoofly Chardonnay 2008
Shoofly Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 105638)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The famous Aussie Chook Raffle is the weekly fundraising raffle where for a buck, you might win a frozen chook (chicken) or just about anything the organizer can scrounge up! Shoofly's Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is crafted with a touch more care, using carefully ripened fruit with just a touch of oak and a dash of Riesling and Verdelho to give bright, juicy flavors reminiscent of grapefruit and melon. On the nose, this zippy Chardonnay offers aromas of tropical fruit, peaches and melon while on the palate; grapefruit and lemon zest are complemented by zingy acidity.
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About Shoofly:

Shoofly's winemaker Ben Riggs is a native of McLaren Vale and has been crafting some of the region's finest for two decades. Ben knows his stuff and where to get it – his roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. Premium regions produce the best fruit and the grapes come from a "who's who" of Australian growers and viticultural neighborhoods – Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Heathcote.


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Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2008
Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2008
(search item no. 101592)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 mesh Eden Valley Riesling is green and vibrant in appearance. The aroma is zesty lemon and grapefruit with a hint of spice. The palate is powerful, lively and generous, with intense citrus fruit flavors. The wine finishes clean and dry with refreshing slatey acidity.

As is the case with all great Eden Valley Rieslings, mesh will age gracefully and reliably into a mature wine under the Stelvin closure.

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About Mesh:

When Robert Hill Smith from Australia's oldest family owned winery, Yalumba, joined forces with Clare winemaker extraordinaire, Jeffrey Grosset to create a new Eden Valley Riesling, it was clear that this would be no ordinary wine.

Born of occasional musings the essence of the adventure is two of Australia's best known Riesling makers working together to elevate the status of both Riesling and South Australia’s Eden Valley. The first release was the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage.

The project also offers a forum in which both winemakers can share ideas, debate and discuss. Jeffrey Grosset says the partnership offers an irresistible opportunity to create a truly unique wine. "I'm convinced that we have been able to achieve more in quality terms by working together and sharing our knowledge. The chance to contribute to the reputation of the region and the variety is very exciting and the fact that Robert and I share a passion for Riesling is, for me, what makes this project so special", he said.