Full Review

Wakefield/Taylors

Wakefield/Taylors
2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Wakefield/Taylors
2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .12%
Clear silver color. Aromas of lemon pith, white flowers, and ripe peach with a crisp, dry thin body and a breezy lemon drop candies and powdered sugar finish with no oak flavor. A Germanic Riesling for grilled fish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon pith, white flowers, and ripe peach
Taste Flavor: lemon drop candies and powdered sugar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Salad Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Germanic Riesling for grilled fish.

The Producer

Wakefield Taylors Wines

The Producer
89A Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 5451
Australia
61 08-8849 1111

Their Portfolio

89 Jaraman 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Jaraman 2018 Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Jaraman 2018 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13% (Australia) $22.00.
85 St. Andrews 2018 Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $35.00.
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.
92 Taylor Made 2017 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Taylor Made 2018 Wild Ferment, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Taylor Made 2017 BDX Red Blend, Clare Valley 14.5% (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 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.99.
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.
BR Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills-Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
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.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (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.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Tempranillo, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $30.00.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Reserve Parcel, Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $25.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia 12.5% (Australia) $14.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Pinot Gris 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Rosé 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Chardonnay 13% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Tempranillo, Clare Valley/McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Merlot 14% (Australia) $20.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Shiraz 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Aldi Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $14.00.
BR Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 The Hotelier, Shiraz, Wrattonbully South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $16.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Reserve Parcel, Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $20.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Chardonnay, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $20.00.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Pioneer, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.

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.