Annie’s Lane Riesling

by Adrian Bryksa


Vintage: 2003

Region: Clare Valley, Australia

Varietal: Riesling

Alcohol: 11.5%

Price: $11.99

As some of you may or may not know, one of my favorite white varietals is Riesling. Why is this might you ask? Well, I love the versatility that it offers from its potential presentations as a sticky sweet late harvest or as mouth-puckering dry example and all of the spots that it can occupy in between. It is grown all over the world with the best examples being sourced from Germany (Mosel) and France (Alsace). As far as food goes, I find Riesling to be quite complimentary especially to Cantonese or Thai cuisine. The example that I am reviewing today is dry one from Clare Valley in Australia, which intrigued me due to its age and its price.

Out of the bottle, this wine has a brilliant yellow color to it, which speaks a little bit to its time in the bottle. It has good clarity, and is giving off lemon and lime and minerals on nose. On the palate, this wine is super tart and acidic and is zippy and refreshing with hints of petrol, citronella, minerals, green apple and of course lemon. The finish on this lingers making my mouth and brain beg for more. This is a style and presentation that I am really excited about right now and at this price, it makes it worth seeking out. If it has any faults, I would say that it might be viewed as one dimensional but at 11 dollars, this can easily be seen past.

88 points

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  • Annie’s Lane Riesling
  • by Adrian Bryksa
  • Published on January 14th, 2009
88 points

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