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Franz Haas

Alto Adige Moscato Rosa 2018

Lyle Fass
9.7

This is a novel wine. It’s Red Muscat that is served chilled like a white wine. It is easily one of Italy’s most unique and greatest wines. It has the character of wines in other styles that cost thousands of dollars but because it’s such a freaky grape and made in a freaky style, (11.5% almost like a Kabinett Red Wine) it’s not that expensive. Still it’s great. Truly epic. Like a dessert at a 3 star Michelin that centers around some insane sauce. This is the vinous equivalent of that sauce. The nose is floral to a degree that using floral to describe any other wine is an insult to this wine. It’s minty and smells almost like an apothecary in God’s waiting room. It’s got roses. I mean in your face yet subtle and beautiful roses. There’s also fresh green shrubbery. Like walking into a freshly manicured British aristocrat’s family garden. There’s deep black cherry skins. It’s pungent and potent but also haunting and beautiful. The palate tho! They combo of fresh/sweet/ electric sweetness and a guided decadence. Perfect balance. Insanely pure. Willi Schaefer vibes here. Gorgeous sweet tannins and a deliciousness that is rare in this world. After air the nose has green and oolong tea aromas. Just a mesmerizing nose. Palate and nose are 50/50. This is not a perfect wine but it’s perfect for me. 9.7. — 15 days ago

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@Josh Morgenthau @Severn Goodwin coming in December. It’s gonna be the “Freak Show” wine of the year.
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@Lyle Fass You'd better put 'freak show' in the offer name, or I'm gonna forget for sure. By then I'll be in the middle of reconciling the F20 ship. (The wife is gonna kill me when she sees all the boxes coming this time.)
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@Severn Goodwin oh it will be!

Weingut Keller

Troken Rheinhessen Riesling 2018

How does this guy do it? Spectacular entry-level Rheinhessen trocken from Keller. Great QPR, too. Granite-grapefruit-lemon-petrol. Fabulous texture. — 22 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
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Lauren, Ira and 7 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Westhofener Kirchspiel Spätlese Riesling 2011

94-95 very young — 6 days ago

Ivor, Jan and 3 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Trocken Rheinhessen Grüner Silvaner 2019

Electric. Palate is endless & evolving...huge acid, zero austerity, brimming with citrus & herbaceous notes. — 6 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Anthony, Josh and 9 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling 2008

Reminds me of Koehler-Rupprecht. Earthy. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Thijs and 27 others liked this
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Franz Haas

Manna Schweizer Riesling Blend 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

This is a crazy Riesling blend. Not sure all of them but it’s 5 grapes. It smells immediately like a wine that will fail on the palate if it does not have some major acids and minerals. It’s an exuberant and very fruity nose. The Gewurz is there and dominates like the loud person at a table of 5. Some mineral undertones and veggie florals if that makes sense. Palate is what I thought it would be. Loads of minerals and good acid to make it fresh. A very mineral wine that needs to be because of the exuberant nose. Nose gets more floral and interesting as it airs out. More nuanced. Some smoke and incense notes. Very interesting. Kind of like Italian Gemicher-Satz. A wine to reach for with a lot of food. Some piquant citrus and candied orange develop with air. Also the florals increase. It gains energy and sap. Really a fascinating first 10 minutes to this wine. Chameleon. Wonder where it settles. — a month ago

Severn, Mike and 4 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Rheinhessen Trocken Riesling 2018

Yeah, Keller... Lime, lime flower and then some more lime. Very good on Day 1 open, but slight notes of oxidation on Day 2 open. As such, I ended up putting some of this in my mushroom risotto tonight. — 14 days ago

Bob, David and 12 others liked this

Weingut Keller

von der Fels Rheinhessen Riesling 2018

Lemon and lime zest, grapefruit, slate, slightest bit of petrol, high acid ⚡️🍋🤤 — 5 days ago

Eric, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Castellberg Keller

Ballrechten-Dottinger Castellberg Gewürztraminer Auslese 1994

Classic gewurtztraminer fruit. Golden amber hue, which is expected for the age. Very good. — 6 days ago

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Franz Haas

Schweizer Pinot Nero 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose reminds me of so many things. Burgundian/German but uniquely Alto Adige as well. Fresh dead leaves, dusty cherry, floral, herbal, cherry, cherry flower. Hint of amaro type intensity, like one aroma from a Chinato. So unique. Textured and juicy. Calls back Liaison without the nattie character. Chiseled and precise but structured and young. In need of age. Perfect balance and very elegant. Complex and serious. Needs to open up. 9.2 for now. Long and sappy. — a month ago

Severn, Mike and 7 others liked this