Yes baby. Wowzers. Sick nose. Just exuberant, intense, so floral and fruity. Like wow. Some herbal notes. Chestnuts and roses. Just so deep. So expressive. Gorgeous minerals. Sappy and juicy. So tangy, fresh, deep, incisive, clean and young. But wow long and elite structure. Huge fruit that has top notch clarity. Sour cherries. Like wow sour cherries. Rhini is so slept on. The shortstop of the Ziereisen Pinot lineup. This is the best Rhini I’ve ever had. Bonkers. So elegant and pure. Red Riesling and beyond. This is amazing. — 2 days ago
Wine 2/12 (Portugieser)
Nose has black cherry, brambly blackberry, wet Hemlock, lemon zest, dried strawberry, tart blueberries and moist garden soil.
Palate has blackberry, tart plum, black tea, dried citrus, light tannins, perfect acidity and a long finish.
Portugieser, where have you been all my life??!!
Once again it is notable that I have made one full trip around the Sun earlier this week. We had our small, social bubble team to the house for celebrating my getting older and somewhat less flexible in advancing age...Whatever will be done when I creast 50? Well, at least it's several years until needing manage that concern.
We enjoyed well-salted Ribeyes (Kinderhook Farm - Valatie, NY, prepared 48h in advance), turning to a beautiful medium-rare after a mere 12m of grill time and smashed, small red potatoes with capers (yeah try it, don't judge me yet). None of the bottles were particularly planned as 'steak wines'; we didn't care as it really was a wine nerd-fest of grapes/regions, from Burgenland, Austria to Brittany, France. Wine and food were on individual plateaux today. This was the vom Boden Spring Experience case, expertly curated by Stephen Bitterolf, and well received by our tasting crew. — 2 months ago
Delicious pinot noir from Germany. Part of the Thomas Liquors September cellar six pack. — a month ago
Strohmeier Lys-Rod No. 30 — 2 months ago
Peaches, apples, and caramelized orange. Bright, tart, and acidic with a bit of sweetness in the finish. $33 from Thirst. — 2 months ago
Young and fresh — 4 months ago
Love this wine! Perfect blend that fits perfect to beef dishes and cheese. Difficult to get but worth it. — 2 months ago
Great minerality, amazing — 3 months ago