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2010 Pegasus Bay Riesling Waipara
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by Tate10739853
I'm a riesling purist. I am automatically skeptical of anything that isn't from Alsace or Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, and doubly skeptical of southern hemisphere offerings. This is fabulous. Balanced, complex, varietally correct, delicious. Worth every penny.
by Landry13760555
Loved it!!
Nice Introduction
by Beach13807740
This is a first for me - a Riesling from New Zealand. Easy on the palate with pronounced lime flavor; unctuous and thick; resiny nose. Delicious for quaffing; just need to find a good food match now.


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About New Zealand

New Zealand's ocean-influenced climate--markedly cooler than that of its neighbor Australia--yields wines with admirable fruit intensity and crisp acidity. Fully two-thirds of New Zealand's wine production is white, and more than half of the wine it ships to America is Sauvignon Blanc. The U.S. market has developed a major thirst for these juicy, fresh New Zealand Sauvignons, which are mostly free of oak influence. But New Zealand Pinot Noir, too, is growing...
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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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