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Rieslingfreak 2018 Clare Valley No.3 Dry 750ml

SKU: 1022292
UPC: 9347720000042
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Rieslingfreak No.3 is harvested from John Hughes' Clare Valley family vineyard, and its heavy red clay soils. The expansiveness from the clay well offsets this racy, bone-dry wine, tempering the acidity with a modicum of flesh on the palate. Orange blossom, tangerine, Asian pear, white grapefruit, quince and apricot fuzz fill the slender, lengthy frame, lingering on the finish.

Score: 91 points -- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine, Oct 2018

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The Clare Valley vineyard for this one has red-clay soils believed to allow for a more fruit-forward style. There was significant pink grapefruit and lime character in the aromatics, but I found apples and pears to tumble forward on the palate, with just a touch of orange marmalade on the finish.

-- Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight,  Sept 2018