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Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Peter Martin Ray Vineyard is stellar. This super-classic, old-school Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet is pure magic. Black cherry, cloves, licorice, scorched earth, incense tobacco and saddle leather infuse the 2018 with fabulous depth. Potent and virile, the Cabernet is going to need at least a few years to settle down. It’s a stunning wine in every way. Ceritas fans will surely be delighted to learn that the Cabernet offerings here will soon expand to include a number of new bottlings. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
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Kröver Kirchlay Kabinett Trocken Mosel Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Wow. Nose is the most vivid peach ever. Creamy as well. Stunning mineral depth. Sea air. Ocean Breeze. Slate galore. Insane mineral depth. The nose is so deep. My goodness. Stunning layering. Crunchy and concentrated. Wow. This is genius. So elegant, crunchy, concentrated and pure. Essence of Kabinett. Long as the day is in late June. Just beautiful. Structured and deep. Sappy and pure. Amazing flavorful. Stone fruits. What a long wine. Almost perfect. The balance here is amazing. Kab Trocken so hard to pull off and Martin does it as good as anybody. Yup this is a 9.6. Wow!

As this airs the nose gets more mineral and the peach blends much more with the slatey minerals. Herbs as well. This is mindblowing Kabinett. This is so juicy and joyous. This will go down almost too easy.
— 8 days ago

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Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Riesling Spätlese* Feinherb 2018

As per last bottle. Great texture. Mineral & grapefruit pith, off-dry in the best way. Delicious. 🥰 — 5 days ago

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Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Riesling Spätlese** Trocken 2020

Lyle Fass

Ripe and deep nose. Huge stone fruits, peach, apricot, plum, tangerine and more. Some citrus undertones as well. Gorgeous minerality and unreal roundness to the nose. This is 13% which contributes to the depth. The 12% Steffensberg was more piquant and less deep. Amazing what an incremental tick up in alcohol does. Huge spice and vulcanized rubber. Light saffron as well. Palate is ripe and juicy and round with great freshness and depth. Really deep. So many piquant stone fruits. This needs air to open up as it’s holding back. What a long, luscious finish. Sapid. Pure. So complex and mineral. Juicy. So many stone fruits like apricot, peach and tangerine. I’ll be back as it opens. As this airs the palate depth is profound. The complexity ratchets up a notch as does the minerality. — 2 days ago

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Nostel*** Trocken Mosel Riesling 2019

A Mosel Frankenstein brought to life with with ample voltage, this will stamp the memory bank as a beautifully bizarre bag of parts.

Suggestively sweet, but not cloying. Perfumes of clean lemon zest and orange marmalade that hit you like little nasal daggers and then settle in over time. Viscous thick texture through some combination of 13.5% alcohol and a few grams of residual sugar hiding in the acidic current. Flavors of both sweet and sour - fresh apricots and starfruits, drizzled all over in spiced honey.

So absurdly wonderful it has me wondering what else is possible?
— 11 days ago

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Kröver Steffensberg Spätlese Trocken Riesling ** 2020

Lyle Fass

Citrus explosion on the nose. Such clarity and depth. The vividness of the citrus is stunning. Blood orange, grapefruit, tangelo, pink grapefruit and more. Awesome mineral depth and so much slate. Palate is bone dry and skeletal with forceful minerality and stunning purity. Delicate and playful. So pure and wispy. Lovely hit of opulence in the mid palate and perfect acid balance. Luscious on the finish and really the acid is not high, nor low, just perfect. Very complex and elegant. The minerality is at once forceful but also playful. There is citrus on the palate and such filigree. Steffensberg is always one of the most mineral wines ever. — 2 days ago

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Trarbacher Hühnerberg Feinherb Kabinett Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Ahhh. Been a while since i’ve tasted a Müllen THKF. 2015? Maybe? Nose is ethereal and heavenly. Huge spice and earth. Tons of intense wet dripping minerals. Lovely peach. Vulcanized rubber. Sea breeze. The spice on this is just beyond. Wow this is stunning. So sleek, so refined, that little bit of sugar is just incredible. A kiss of sugar. Perfect balance. Amazing peach clarity here. Extraordinary concentration and density but light as a feather. Brilliant. Hidden structure that suggests decades ahead. Now the nose has lime blossom. And citrus blossom. What a core! This is an incredible wine. — 8 days ago

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Hyland Vineyard Riesling 2017

Elegant dry Riesling from Oregon. Candies citrus on the nose, but dry and with a somewhat bitter aftertaste on the palate. Medium bodied and quite in the mouth. Somewhat like an Alsatian Riesling, but really its own thing. — 11 days ago

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Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Franc 2017

Beautiful cab franc from Walla Walla grapes. Distinct and different than any Chinon or other Loire Valley that I can remember. Solid fruit and not over extracted. Nice lengthy finish with sturdy acidity. Not soft. Recommended! — 14 days ago

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