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Wakefield/Taylors

Wakefield/Taylors
2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .3%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49.99

Wakefield/Taylors
2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .3%
Pale emerald straw color. Bright, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon custard, green apple, and nougat with a soft, tart, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy nectarine skin, lime, chalk, and gum finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely structured riesling that will shine with seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively & savory
Aroma Aroma: lemon custard, green apple, and nougat
Taste Flavor: nectarine skin, lime, chalk, and gum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Jambalaya, Smoked Shrimp, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely structured riesling that will shine with seafood.

The Producer

Wakefield Taylors Wines

The Producer
PO Box 90
Auburn, South Australia 5451
Australia
61 -2 8585 3518

Their Portfolio

93 Jaraman 2014 Wakefield, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
90 Taylor Made 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
86 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
86 Taylors Winemakers Project 2017 Cellar Door Exclusive, Fiano, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors Winemakers Project 2016 Pinot Noir, Tasmania 14% (Australia) $32.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Tempranillo, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Taylors Winemakers Project, Viognier, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $24.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 Taylors Winemakers Project, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
82 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Padthaway, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Adelaide Hills, Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 "Eighty Acres", Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $16.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz - Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley-Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills-Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 One Giant Leap, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $15.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $29.50.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley-Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Promised Land , Shiraz-Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $20.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $80.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $80.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $30.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $35.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $35.00.

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.