Alsace Riesling

Trimbach

Cuvée Frédéric Emile Alsace Riesling 2010

Striking out recently. Lots of minerality, but nose is weak. No fruit or characteristic secondary aromas. A bit of confectionary quality, cotton candy and fondant, on day two but still subtle. Decent concentration, medium acid, and nice satiny texture.

Initially believed this was in a dumb phase, but picking up TCA on repeat tasting.
— 6 days ago

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romo

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This is not your style, @Josh Morgenthau based on your other posted whites
Tom Casagrande

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Haven’t had the ‘10 but I usually love this cuvée
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@romo this isn’t a style issue. @Tom Casagrande picking up some mild TCA on second tasting... I wouldn’t write this off.

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Heimbourg Riesling 2019

Fylligare i stilen med fin stenfrukt och en mineral kärna. Långt avslut. God nu. Prisvärd. — 15 days ago

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Domaines Schlumberger

Kessler Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2017

Sweet, chill and fresh, like it! — 12 days ago

Trimbach

Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 2015

Nice Riesling, nice full texture, rich but not too much, acidity is backward, residual sugar feel is low, a bit of evolution though for such a young Riesling. 89-90

Beau Riesling un brin évolué pour son âge, une belle texture pleine et assez riche, acidité en retrait, pas de sensation de sucre résiduel trop élevée, belle longueur, très bien et content de ne pas avoir trop attendu cette bouteille.
— 2 days ago

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Willm

Kirchberg De Barr Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

My Riesling adventure continues. This was delicious. Very food friendly — 13 days ago

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Domaine Maurice Schoech

Sonnenberg Riesling 2017

Tense and muscular, like a linebacker with anxiety issues. Tastes like a bowl of almost-ripe orchard and tropical fruits garnished with dried white flower petals and gravel. — a month ago

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Domaine Ostertag

Vignoble d'E Riesling 2013

Delicious, not sweet (but light honey notes), with mineralogy - very refreshing. 2018 (not 2013) — 19 days ago

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Trimbach

Clos Ste. Hune Alsace Riesling 2013

Mike R
9.4

Just an extraordinary bottle of Riesling — 2 days ago

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David L

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A heavy weight Riesling for certain. Not in a bad way. Nicely balanced & a beautiful wine. Will only get better with years in the bottle. @Mike R
9.5

Albert Boxler

Edelzwicker Reserve Alsace White Blend 2017

I love this Alsatian producer and am loving this Alsatian blend from Albert Boxler.

The term “Edelzwicker” in Alsace, France, historically -- dating back to the 17th Century -- indicated a wine made exclusively from a blend of the “noble” varieties, i.e., it had to be a blend involving Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, and/or Gewurztraminer.

The term became deregulated in the late 20th Century, which explains how Albert Boxler now uses the name for a wine comprised of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris, as a reminder Pinot Blanc is not a noble variety.

Perhaps this wine is both a nod to tradition and a commentary on how things can change. Perhaps this beautiful wine is a pure reflection of what tasted and blended best from the 2017 vintage, notwithstanding the noble (or lack of noble) status of the grapes involved, still deserving of the Edelzwicker designation due to style.

This wine is medium lemon. It has medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, which include notes of ripe white peach, pear, apricot, cantaloupe, also white blossom, honeysuckle, and wet slate. On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is medium.

Albert Boxler, Edelzwicker, Réserve, Vintage 2017, ABV 12.5%.
— 11 days ago

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Paul Zinck

Alsace AOC Riesling 2017

An excellent dry Riesling for $11. Mineral driven and medium bodied with notes of flint, crushed stone, lemon peel, and honey. — 2 months ago