Johann Ruck

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Kabinett Gewürztraminer 2019

Kiwis? Passion fruit? Lychee? What’s not to like? Very sweet but pair it right (we downed the bottle with Thai food) and you won’t be sorry. Just enough cleaning product on the nose to tamp down on the sugar. — 15 days ago

Weingut Geil (Johann Geil)

Weissburgunder Trocken 2019

Von Jaques Wein Depot
Zur Taufe von Matilda
— 5 months ago

Kalleske

Johann Georg Single Vineyard Old Vine Shiraz 2003

2003 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Basket pressed old vine Shiraz that used to be a source for Penfolds Grange, planted in 1875. This was huge fruit and velvet texture with long finish. Last sips went well with milk chocolate for dessert. — 7 months ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Joseph Barsky Great to read your note. When I posted my note 2 1/2 years ago I had indicated I wish I had another bottle to see how it would age, it appears to be doing great . Do you have any more bottles?

Weingut Schwarz (Johann Hans Schwarz)

Burgenland Blaufränkisch 2013

2013. Gorgeous dark blueberry balanced and intriguing finish and aromatic — 14 days ago

Johann Michel

Cuvée Jana Cornas Syrah

Very nice Syrah aromatics of flowers, black pepper, olives with good precision and definition that you can also feel on the palate with gorgeous pure fruit. Powerful yet supple enough tannins to make it beautifully enjoyable, excellent. 92-93

Magnifique Nez très typé Syrah avec du poivre, très floral, olives. La bouche est puisssante, gourmande mais avec des tannins assez souples qui en font un vin succulent. Belle précision et pureté de fruit. 92-93
— 5 months ago

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The Brew Master Johann Graue Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Smooth, strong, delicious! Can’t wait to get another bottle. — 8 months ago

Weingut Schwarz (Johann Hans Schwarz)

The Butcher Burgenland Pinot Noir 2019

A little disjointed compared to the -18 vintage, might come into place with a year or two of rest. — 21 days ago

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Johann Michel

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

Very typical Syrah aromatics, flowers with violets in particular, pepper and dark fruit. The wine is so good and approachable now despite it’s youth, medium bodied plus, fruity and juicy with nice strong tannins that have a great silky texture.

Nez très Syrah avec du poivre, un côté floral, violettes entre autres. La bouche est gourmande, fruitée et juteuse, de corps moyen mais avec un bel équilibre et des tannins soyeux et agréables, ça se boit tout seul et c’est bon dès maintenant malgré la jeunesse. 89-90
— 5 months ago

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Aaron Rankin

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I love that you drink Northern Rhône in the summertime!
Mario Vaillancourt

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@Aaron Rankin that wine is so approachable now and easy drinking, this young producer makes great stuff, his best wines like his Cornas cuvée Jana is more serious, but his entry levels Cornas and Saint-Joseph have what it takes to be enjoyed young.

Weingut Geil (Johann Geil)

Eimsheimer Sonnenhang Spätlese Riesling 2016

Fantastic with salty food. Sweet but not too sweet. Almost a steel finish. — 7 months ago