Not super complex but refreshing. Darker than I expected, in ripeness and on the nose. There’s some blood orange and forest floor and lots of bruised ripe cherries. Slight bit of leather. Blood orange again, vanilla, and pine on the finish. It’s cherry season out there so if everyone wants to keep talking about cherries, go out and follow them throughout the season and cycles of ripeness. There’s some soft but present, fairly fine-grained tannins and a grey stream mineral finish. — 6 months ago
@delectable this is the Piesport Pinot Noir. I don’t know what distinguishes this but it’s not one of their reserve bottles. Still cherry focused, cherry cola. Some blood. Some dried rose and lots of dead leaves. Has developed some secondary notes: plums, cooked and dried fruits. It’s spot on. Good acids. Very fine tannins, very resolved. Not terribly demanding but just right. At this price I wish I could have one per week. The second day it gets plummier and takes on dried, peppery, beefy notes, like drinking magical Coca-Cola. Would be great at wu’s wonton house.
Bought from @Lyle Fass — 8 months ago
Delicious and sweet — a month ago
Fresh, creamy, almost like a lemongrass lavender candle. Interesting.
Good carbonation. Good sweetness. Good fruit and acidity. Nice and off dry. The kicker that really rounds out a Riesling for me is not just it’s fresh, herb quality, but umami. I think the savoriness in wonderfully working Rieslings is often underrated or overlooked. We’ve got a bit of it here, which rounds out the experience nicely. — 6 months ago
Clean, mineral, delicious and straightforward Riesling at a reasonable price. Dry with a nice acidity. — 8 months ago
Needs 15 minutes to get going but oh man when it does. Gorgeous mid season cherry, slate, minerals, spices, deep ethereal aromas. Heavenly. Wood spice. Palate is at once creamy and ripe and also teeming with energy and freshness. Superb cut and precision and velvety almost fully resolved velvety and ripe tannins. Drinking so well. I’d get started on these as this will not get better than it is today. — 4 months ago
The former Rotwein is now called “Slate Red” and it’s fantastic. German Pinot Glou Glou. Candied cherries, some citrus notes, spice, earthy slate tones. Gorgeous high toned aromas. But deep and focused. Smells like $30 wine. But it’s not! Palate is terrific. Huge fruit, loads of energy and purity. Mid season perfectly ripened cherries and lovely freshness. Barely there tannins and lovely sweetness. What a value! — 7 months ago