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Jacob's Creek Riesling 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Aromatically rather pretty with floral notes over a touch of stone spread with under-ripe peach notes. This is nicely bright on entry with slightly spicy acidity and just enough fruity flesh to keep it covered. The mid-palate shows plenty of mineral notes with a touch of saltiness on the back end that extends over the moderately long finish. The finish shows good depth of flavor with a little pithy ruby red grapefruit and some nice lemon notes that really linger. A bit on the lean side but attractive in style. 87pts

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Jacob's Creek:
In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing grapes and attempt to make the wine himself. It was a way of adapting to a new country, but still staying true to his character. What he didn’t know was that when he planted the Barossa Valley’s first commercia... Read more
In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in his home land. Instead of changing his habits, he decided to start growing grapes and attempt to make the wine himself. It was a way of adapting to a new country, but still staying true to his character. What he didn’t know was that when he planted the Barossa Valley’s first commercial vineyard along the banks of Jacob’s Creek, he was also planting the seeds of one of the most popular wine brands in the world that would be named after the waterway.  Today,  Jacob's Creek remains one of the most well known, trusted and enjoyed Australian wines around the world. It delivers fresh, elegant and great tasting wines that show true varietal character.  The philosophy of Jacob's Creek is to offer a range of wines that suit all occasions.  As a company, we concentrate on two key things: The first is continuous improvement. Every vintage we strive to improve the quality of our wines by refining our winemaking practices and continually gaining a greater understanding of our vineyards. The second is that in everything we do, at every step of the winemaking process, from the vineyards all the way through to your glass, we all work with the final destination in mind. We do it for the most important wine critic. You. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Jacob's Creek Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/16/2012

Aromatically rather pretty with floral notes over a touch of stone spread with under-ripe peach notes. This is nicely bright on entry with slightly spicy acidity and just enough fruity flesh to keep it covered. The mid-palate shows plenty of mineral notes with a touch of saltiness on the back end that extends over the moderately long finish. The finish shows good depth of flavor with a little pithy ruby red grapefruit and some nice lemon notes that really linger. A bit on the lean side but attractive in style. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/13/2013

Dried apple peels, lime pith and light dried herbal notes come together on a rather intense if slightly sharp nose. This is dry and acid-driven on the palate, with lots of pithy citrus and dried pear skin flavors along with a hint of cantaloupe on the mid-palate, which shows the faintest hint of roundness. The finish is dry, tart and relatively short with steely acidity. 84pts


Member Reviews for Jacob's Creek Riesling

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Snooth User: cheesysocks
64322412
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/11/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/12/2010

Faint straw color. Nose is intriguing: aroma of mild rubber, drying soil after a rain, and very mild resin. OK, it's stinky, but my breakdown is honest. On the attack continued with mild rubber flavor, mild citrus, becoming sour apple as wine moved to the mid-palate. Smooth and round. Finish is mostly acidic, not too much flavor or too long. Evoked good conversation. Wonder why the odd mix of aromas, any ideas?


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/03/2010

This is the low-end Jacob’s Creek Riesling. I purchased at $4.95 this spring. Pale yellow- green color with aromas of citrus and petrol. It is medium-dry with a taste that is acidic, a bit sour, and dominated by lemon/lime citrus flavors. While it isn’t exactly plonk, it isn’t exactly a memorable wine. If you can’t purchase one of the higher-end Jacob’s Creek Rieslings, serve this in a glass with ice, or use it to make white wine sangria.


Snooth User: glolorenzi
219047218
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/14/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: laposalucci
3601334
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/12/2008

Good New World Riesling. Nice acidity. Well structured but easy on the palate. Short finish. Not impressive for complexity, but a good bang for the buck.


Snooth User: Guy Potter
9131173
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/07/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: Jeff Shaw
107294710
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2012

very nice wine, floral aroma


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External Reviews for Jacob's Creek Riesling

External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: The 2011 growing season was characterised by above average rainfall, while providing excellent soil moisture for sound phenological vine growth, extra vigilance was required by our viticulture team to manage the vineyards. Generally the growing season during October through to March was cooler and wetter than in recent vintages Apart from a warm to hot period at the end of January, milder day time conditions were experienced in the lead up to harvest. Cooler night conditions were beneficial for the preservation of the Riesling grapes natural acidity, and was ideal as harvesting took place by minimising potential phenolic extraction. This cool condition, along with attention to detail by our Viticulture and Winemaking teams has produced a very soft andattractive varietal wine balanced with a refreshing natural acidity. Winemaking: Regular block visits by our winemakers during ripening ensured the selection of quality fruit parcels for inclusion in the 2011 Jacob?s Creek Riesling. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night at optimum vineyard temperatures of less than 15§ Celsius and delivered to the winery. The fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and then gently pressed to minimise the extraction of phenolics. Once clarified, the juice was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast strains to enhance the Riesling varietal characters. The resulting wines were assessed on the tasting bench by the winemaking team, where only the wines that met both the style and quality parameters expected for Jacobs Creek Classic Riesling were included into the final blend. Once blended the wine was stabilised, clarified and bottled under anaerobic conditions.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: The winter prior to the 2011 vintage produced good rains across all grape growing regions in South East Australia. Soil moisture was maintained by higher than average rainfall throughout spring, which promoted healthy vine canopy development without the necessity for supplementary irrigation. Temperatures during summer were cool to mild but extensive rainfall became challenging for grape growers. The fruit was picked in the cool of the night to minimise phenolic pick up. The grapes were at ideal ripeness, varietal intensity and acid balance, which are reflected in this appealing and refreshing early drinking wine style. Winemaking: The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and gently pressed, resulting in fresh soft clean juice. After clarification the juice was cool fermented using specially selected yeast strains to enhance the Muscat varietal fruit flavours. Immediately after fermentation a selection process was carried out by the winemaker to ensure that only parcels of the utmost quality and fruit complexity were used in the final blend. Anaerobic wine handling prior to and during packaging has ensured that the fresh fruit aromas and flavours of this attractive wine style are retained within the screw capped sealed bottle.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/31/2012

Vintage Conditions: A very cool and wet winter preceded the 2011 growing season, with above average rainfall being observed throughout the whole Barossa region. Soil moisture profiles were at an optimum level which supported the early development of healthy vine physiology following budburst. Cool to mild conditions prevailed during spring which set the potential for high quality fruit from moderate grape yields. The start of 2011 saw generally mild to warm weather pattern with periods of rain which necessitated rigorous management protocols by the Viticulturalist?s to ensure the Riesling Grape quality was maintained at the highest possible level. The Riesling grapes were harvested during mid March and at slightly lower sugar levels than is typically normal, this was to ensure that the fresh and vibrant flavours were preserved in the resultant wine. The 2011 Jacob?s Creek Steingarten Riesling highlights characteristics of a cool vintage year, showing a very delicate citrus blossom, fresh apple and lemon aromatic intensity which are supported with a crisp mineral acidity which typify the varietal fruit profile of a classic cool climate Riesling. Winemaking: To ensure the grapes were harvested at optimum flavour and acid balance the ripening of the grapes was monitored with regular berry tasting by Winemakers in the vineyard. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and rapidly transported to the winery. After crushing and must chilling, the free run juice was drained and clarified with minimum ski n contact. This juice was then cool fermented between 13 ? 15C with selected yeast to enhance the delicate Riesling flavours. The wine was bottled under strict anaerobic conditions and packaged with a screw cap closure to retain the pristine aromas and flavours. The 2011 Steingarten Riesling displays all the qualities of a classic cool climate aromatic white wine style.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

Simple apple and lime flavors are citrusy and fresh, finishing crisp and dry. Therersquo;s not much concentration, but itrsquo;s still a zesty, refreshing drink. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/31/2012

Cellaring Potential: An attractive drink now style that will reward careful cellaring over the next 5 to 7 years. Vintage Conditions: A moderately wet winter across the Barossa was a welcome relief after three previous winters of below average rainfall. Optimum soil moisture profiles provided a very good start to the growing season across all Barossa vineyards and the relatively warm spring allowed ideal phenological vine growth. However a very hot and windy period during mid to late November greatly impacted on fruit set, producing lower than average yields due to the subsequently small grape bunches and berries. Fortunately a warm January and February in 2010, with only intermittent hot spells, was ideal for ripening of the premium Riesling fruit especially in the cooler conditions of the higher altitude vineyards which drive the personality of the 2010 Jacob?s Creek Reserve Barossa Riesling. Harvest commenced during mid February within the lower altitude Barossa Valley vineyards and continued through to mid March in those vineyards situated high in the Barossa Ranges. Winemaking: A dedicated fruit assessment regime for each vineyard ensured that only those parcels reflecting regional fresh apple and lemon fruit aromas, great flavour intensity and a crisp acid backbone were selected for this wine. Cool night harvest at less than 15øC was critical to preserve the quality and pristine fruit characteristics of Barossa Riesling. At the winery the fruit was immediately crushed and the juice chilled to 8øC. Only the free run juice portions showing vibrant green colour, low phenolics and profound regional definition were selected for the 2010 Reserve Riesling blend. The juice was then clarified and cool fermented to enhance varietal fruit flavours. Individual wines were separated from the yeast and held cold to retain their freshness. At the final blending state a meticulous selection process was carried out by our winemakers. The aim was to capture both the fleshy ripe floral fruit character of the Barossa Valley as well as the restrained lemon fruit profile and mineral structure of Riesling from the Barossa Ranges. Anaerobic wine handling prior to and during bottling has ensured the vibrancy of this wine was upheld.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/11/2011

Simple apple and lime flavors are citrusy and fresh, finishing crisp and dry. There's not much concentration, but it's still a zesty, refreshing drink. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/11/2011

Light and fragrant, with floral and peach flavors, finishing with a bite of green apple. Drink now.


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