Alsace Riesling

Christophe Lindenlaub

En Équilibre Riesling 2018

Never experienced a bouquet like this before. Kind of like a beachside or lakeside fire pit that’s been extinguished and the sea breeze has humidified everything so that it’s clear and charcoaled dusty at once. A pleasant smokey salinity.

Woke me TF up! This is straight explosion in the taste buds.

Slight smokey undertone with buzzy effervescent acidity. Wild honey and tangerines and a piney zing.

Frankly Wines frankly does it again. Reminds me of a sharper Bloomer Creek bottle of dry Riesling.

It originally caught my attention when Liz at Frankly said it was a sans sulf. I’m glad I took the bait.
— 4 days ago

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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.
— 9 days ago

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Rolly Gassmann

Silberberg de Rorschwihr Alsace AOC Riesling

Peachy with a little bit of a bite on the end..tasty.. May not have been stored the best by the PLCB, but a good find! — 6 days ago

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Willm

Kirchberg De Barr Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

My Riesling adventure continues. This was delicious. Very food friendly — 20 days ago

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Kientzler

Osterberg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

This Riesling hails from Alsace, France, 🇫🇷 more specifically, the Grand Cru vineyard of Osterberg on the softly sloping hillsides of Ribeauville.

The ‘Grand Cru’ designation attached to the vineyard site means, among other things, that the corresponding wine must be made exclusively from a noble variety in Alsace. 👑

Riesling is a noble variety along with Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and Pinot Gris. It is known for its powerful aromatics and wide range in sweetness levels. This is a dry representation with 13.5% ABV. While there are notable exceptions, generally speaking, the higher the alcohol (ABV %), the drier the wine will be, because it means more sugar from the grape has been converted to alcohol in the fermentation process instead of the sugar remaining in the resulting wine.

This wine stands up well to the flavors of the sushi and the high acidity cuts through the fatty fish oils and tempura. 🍱 🍣 The aromas include tart and crisp apple, pear, citrus, honeysuckle, and wet stone. A nice contrast and complement to the umami flavors of the meal.

I have come to learn that I love aromatic wines with sushi, such as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Then again I also love Champagne, Chenin Blanc, and Chablis with sushi. And, of course, sake.

Domaine Andre Kientzler, Riesling, Osterberg, Alsace, Grand Cru, 2016, ABV 13.5%.

Cheers!
— 3 days ago

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@Ron R Thank you so much 🙏 Cheers to you! 🍷🍷
Shawn Thompson

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Awesome review, thank you.
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@Shawn Thompson Thank you so much🙏 Cheers!🥂

Trimbach

Clos Ste. Hune Alsace Riesling 2013

Mike R
9.4

Just an extraordinary bottle of Riesling — 9 days ago

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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

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.
— 13 days ago

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

Albert Boxler

Grand Cru Brand Riesling 2017

Mid yellow, strong and powerful on the powerful with impressive Le goth on the honey, guava and lime palate. This is proper Riesling that is thankfully drinking well now but I’d expect to develop beautifully for many years to come. First Boxler wine for me and I’ll be buying more on this evidence. Good comparison to Germany’s GGs. — 17 hours ago

Domaine Schoenheitz

Vin d'Alsace Riesling 2017

Very nice, crisp acidity with a touch of sweetness. Went very well with dips and snacks. — 3 days ago

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%.
— 18 days ago

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