Stellar Steingarten Riesling

Every year Australia's Jacob's Creek (owned by Pernod-Ricard) makes 4 million cases of extremely drinkable, hugely popular, everyday wine. But 3,000 of these cases (only 0.075 percent) are the Steingarten Riesling, the 2006 vintage of which is this week's Wine of the Week. It is, however, the best Oz Riesling I have ever tasted, and I recently had the pleasure of sharing a bottle over dinner with Jacob's Creek's chief winemaker, Bernard Hickin.

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