Thursday, May 05, 2011
Long Flat Destinations Clare Valley Riesling 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant notes of bright lemon and jasmine on the nose
Light bodied and crisp on the palate
Tart finish of lychee with trailing honey accents
Wow, what a great value wine! It's bright and floral; an excellent food wine. I couldn't believe my wife found this $10 wine marked down to $4. A steal for sure.
Of all the many wines from Australia, Clare Valley Riesling is significantly under-represented in the US and other export markets. Riesling is not trendy and Australia seems to continue to stock the oversees shelves with Shiraz and Chardonnay. If you haven't sampled a Riesling from Clare Valley, you really need to track one down. They are light and lively wines, exhibiting a dance of flavors, and excellent with food. All this for a few dollars. Raise a glass!