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Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little woodsy on the nose, then hints of lemon basil add complexity followed by notes of bees’ wax and a little green hazelnut. Lovely, silken texture on entry is followed by a slightly softer mid-palate that shows hints of creamy edges framing the clear, tense core of fruit. This is rather light-bodied and easy to drink with slightly figgy flavors on the palate being framed with hints of mineral quartz and a gentle raw nuttiness. The finish shows a bit of refreshing acidity, bitter grapefruit flavors and some pollen notes. Perhaps not the most varietal Riesling, but very attractive nonetheless. 88pts

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Villa Maria Estate Ltd:
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have ... Read more
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have an unrelenting passion to produce quality wines. Realising that it takes more than just good winemaking to produce quality, a passion to succeed begins in the vineyard. Astute site selection by Villa Maria's vineyard experts, is followed by superior vineyard management and then complemented by expert winemaking. A strong focus on continually improving the vineyards is considered by Villa Maria to be an incredibly important factor in quality winemaking. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling

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

A little woodsy on the nose, then hints of lemon basil add complexity followed by notes of bees’ wax and a little green hazelnut. Lovely, silken texture on entry is followed by a slightly softer mid-palate that shows hints of creamy edges framing the clear, tense core of fruit. This is rather light-bodied and easy to drink with slightly figgy flavors on the palate being framed with hints of mineral quartz and a gentle raw nuttiness. The finish shows a bit of refreshing acidity, bitter grapefruit flavors and some pollen notes. Perhaps not the most varietal Riesling, but very attractive nonetheless. 88pts


Member Reviews for Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling

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Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,080
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/17/2012

This is incredibly easy to drink. Fruity but with all of the acidity that it needs, structured but with some creaminess. A tasty wine. I had this with a homemade take on the spicy/sweet style of Halal street cart chicken and rice and it paired perfectly.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750837
1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/10/2013

I tasted this wine in early 2013 and the wine is past its prime. Lemon and lime nose and good acid balance are seen. This is a dry wine and the fruit is mostly gone. My rating-- 76.


Snooth User: gregnbaker
103443422
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/05/2009

Delicious aromas of lime and apple, fresh and full of zest, with a long crisp finish.


Snooth User: timbw
101451216
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2009

Zesty fresh Riesling - great food wine.


Snooth User: waimarama
14338954
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/27/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: markhaywardjones
34154652
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/30/2009

Beautiful Riesling with lovely grapefruit flavour


External Reviews for Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling

External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/07/2011

A Riesling wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2008 Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin Marlborough 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/15/2011

Light and fragrant, with pretty lime, grapefruit and elder blossom aromas and flavors that linger impressively on the extended finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,000 cases imported. -HS Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2008 Villa Maria Riesling Private Bin Marlborough (Golden Cork Price!) 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/30/2010

Villa Maria Riesling (Stelvin) Private Bin 2008 and all other premium wine from Villa Maria available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from New Zealand and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/19/2010

Private Bin Merlot / Cabernet 2007 - Villa Maria : Private Bin Merlot / Cabernet 2007 - Rotwein von Villa Maria EstateDiese neuseeländische Cuvée im Bordeaux-Stil überzeugt mit seinem ausgezeichneten Preis-Genuss-Verhältnis.Ein mittleres Rubinrot funkelt im Glas. Die Nase wird von recht kühlen Aromen frisch gepresster dunkler reifer Beeren umspielt. Die wunderbare Harmonie von Pflaume und Cassis krönt eine dezente Zedernholznote. Am Gaumen präsentiert sich der Private Bin Merlot / Cabernet 2007 von Villa Maria mit einem intensiven Aromenspiel aus Cassis, Pflaumen, dunklen Kirschen bis hin zu Zedernholz und Biskuitnoten. Insgesamt wirkt sein Körper immer noch zierlich, die Tannine sind deutlich wahrnehmbar und deren Struktur sehr feinkörnig. Die frische Säure ist in den Körper perfekt integriert. Dieser sehr reichhaltige und komplexe Rotwein erfreut schließlich mit einem langen Finale.Zu gegrilltem Lamm oder Rind und zu würzig-aromatischen Eintopfgerichten aus dem Ofen ist dieser Blend ein Hochgenuss. Er sollte etwas eine Stunde vor dem Genuss geöffnet werden.Weingut: Villa Maria EstateLand: NeuseelandRegion: Hawkes BayRebsorte: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 5-7 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CAuszeichnungen für den Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot / Cabernet 2007:3,5 Sterne - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide edition 2008  Rotwein > Neuseeland > Hawkes Bay


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2010

Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot / Cabernet 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Hawkes BayWeingut: Villa Maria EstateRebsorte: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Restzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein




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