Johannisberg

Schloss Johannisberg

Gelblack Feinherb Riesling 2018

2018 vintage. More overt oak notes than one normally encounters with the variety, manifesting as blanched almond, birch, and less-than-effusive fruitiness. Lemon, green and golden apple, green grape, chamomile, almond blossom, green plum, mineral. Good length and the faintest whisper of sweetness. True to type and good entry-level introduction to an historic estate. — a month ago

Peter, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Beringer Vineyards

Special Select Late Harvest California Johannisberg Riesling 1994

Powerful and delicate, 26 years made for a fantastic nose, unctuous raisins, figs, dark cherries, darker than an aged port. Simply espectacular. — 6 months ago

Schloss Johannisberg

Grünlack Spätlese Riesling 2016

This 2016 Riesling wine is made from late-harvested grapes, so it is sweet. However, it is sweet in a different way than a dessert wine is sweet. There is no layered sugar, no raisiny note. I get the sweetness of the grapes, and the minerals which accompany them. Stone fruit is apparent, as is the smell of a wet driveway, a whiff of ozone and the faint petrol notes that begin to show in Rieslings over time. This may be one of the best examples of the grape that I have had. — 7 months ago

David, Serge and 8 others liked this

Schloss Johannisberg

Silberlack Erstes Gewachs Trocken Riesling

Sweet and crisp- sentimental vibes as it is a bottle brought back from a trip to Germany. — 3 months ago

Chappellet

Napa Valley Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling 1978

Cathy Corison
9.6

Flash from the past. Tea. Apricots, honey. Lovely Botrytis. Hints of diesel. Thank you Tony Soter. Pritchard Hill Riesling. Unicorn. — 6 months ago

Severn, Joshua and 49 others liked this
Eric

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Unicorn to say the least! Bravo.
Jeff D.

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Epic vintage!
Michael Amoruso

Michael Amoruso

Wow. Can’t even use that designation anymore.

Fürst Von Metternich

Schloss Johannisberg Gelback Feinheirb Riesling 2015

Sweet green apple/pear, lime, jasmine, almost lychee aroma. Some caramelized notes. Brought back from Germany. Opened a tad early, could easily age well. — 3 months ago

Schloss Johannisberg

Gelblack Trocken Riesling 2017

Jan A
9.0

Green apple, citrus, honey, sweet minerality. Solid — 5 months ago

Ivor, Ronald and 11 others liked this

Schloss Johannisberg

Schloss Johannisberger Trocken Riesling 2018

This wine is dry. Its nose gives minerals, apricot, a bit of lemon and some slate. On the palate, acidity is fresh and the minerality is in front. It is a great Riesling to pair with oysters or crabcakes. — 7 months ago

Keith, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Reserve Finger Lakes Riesling 2017

Honeycrisp apples, ripe stone fruit, and slate. Good acid and minerality. — 8 months ago