2014 Tunkalilla Vineyard Riesling

2014 Tunkalilla Vineyard Riesling

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RRP: $45.00 per bottle55% OFF

$19.99

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$20.99 per single bottle
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Tunkalilla is Brian Croser's Oregon project, first setup in 2002 soon after he sold out of Petaluma. An old Christmas tree farm, it lies in prime grapegrowing country - the famous Christom winery is next door, where Brian has made the wines. Interestingly this site was specifically setup for Riesling, and like anything with that sort of focus the results are impressive.

This 2014 is now in a very good place. Gentle sweetness has folded into the fruit, the palate now fleshier, richer and more delicious than ever, although still seriously crisp.

Expert Reviews

92 Points - Huon Hooke - The Real ReviewLight straw colour, with a toasty bouquet which has already developed a touch of kerosene/paraffin wax. The wine is youthful and bright in the mouth, tense and firm and dry, with a slight grip adding to the acidity to create a very dry, almost austere impression. (From a much warmer than average season. Tunkalilla is Brian Croser's 2.8 acre riesling vineyard)

Tech stuff

Riesling
Tunkalilla Vineyard
Eola-Amity Hills
2014
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Light straw colour, with a toasty bouquet which has already developed a touch of kerosene/paraffin wax. The wine is youthful and bright in the mouth, tense and firm and dry, with a slight grip adding to the acidity to create a very dry, almost austere impression

Who made it?

Tunkalilla Vineyard is a tiny specialist Riesling vineyard perched on the southern facing end escarpment of the Eola Hills in the Willamette Valley overlooking Salem, the capital of Oregon. In 2005, Brian and Ann Croser planted 3 acres of Riesling on the then 50-acre Christmas tree farm that has since been cleared for further plantings of Riesling and Pinot Noir. Tunkalilla Vineyard is on the western boundary of Cristom winery’s distinguished Pinot Noir vineyard sites and a strong relationship between the Croser family and the Gerrie family of Cristom has developed allowing Brian and Ann to make their initial Tunkalilla Vineyard Rieslings at the Cristom winery Brian and Ann chose to name their Oregon vineyard Tunkalilla Vineyard after the beach adjacent to the farms on the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia where they grow prime lamb (Maylands Farm lamb) and Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir.

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