Rainer Sauer

Rainer Wess

Kremstal Grüner Veltliner 2019

Refreshing, perfect classic gruner. Note to self: this is the one B prefers (from Metrowines) — 17 days ago

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Montalto

Collezione di Famiglia Sicilia IGT Viognier

etwas sauer, leicht, durchsichtig — 2 months ago

Planeta

Eruzione 1614 Sicilia IGT Carricante 2013

Sehr leicht, fast durchsichtig, leicht sauer und mit 10% Riesling. Getrunken 2020 bei Bastione & Costanza in Cefalu. — 2 months ago

K.H. Schneider

Domberg Riesling 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

Meyer lemon, rainer cherries, white cherries, beautiful evocative perfumed minerality, lime, rock quarry dust. Beautiful wine, palate is 90% mineral, 10% fruit. Hints of apricot. Hint of cherry, grippy, fruit pith, balanced, so pure, so clean. Nose is so complex with air. Insane. What a showing. Hint of secondary. Tangerine comes out on the palate. Best showing of Domberg 15.

After 8 hours of air gorgeous cracked pink peppercorns, lemon zest, superb minerality. Concentrated and dense with licking a rock type minerality.
— 3 months ago

Rob, Josh and 9 others liked this

Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Can’t put this one down.... beautiful nose of dried rose pedal, dusty rainer cherry, coco bean. Earthy. Juicy blackcherry fruit bounds on the palate accented by espresso and cedar box. Cranberry too. Outstanding length with soft, persistent tannins. Great now, only better with cellar age. — a month ago

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Hohen-Sülzener Kirchenstück Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Huge mirabelle plum, tangerine, citrus, huge spices and fruit skin. Confectionary, airy and heavenly. Complex and expansive. This has the roundness of Keller. Savory in the nose. Rainer and white cherries on the palate but with superb minerality. Vibrating. Amazingly refined. So pure. So elegant. I mean this is crazy elegant than snaps with the sap on the finish. This is refined like Keller. Super pure. Super ripe and yet so mineral. Chewy, so pure. Finish just dissipates. So so mineral. This wine used to be a wild child but now it is a mature person. Gorgeous. So juicy. A drink me now wine. Wow. — 2 months ago

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Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat

Les Dentelles Syrah Grenache 2017

Quite intriguing, not a style of winemaking I reach for often, but an example of it done well. Minimal extraction and no SO2 with the allure and charm this has can be quite difficult. It’s a little skanky upon first opening, but after a night in the bottle it cleaned up considerably, the brett and VA melted into the wine a little more and its muddled melange of red fruit and earth became apparent. Crushed rainer cherry, decaying strawberries, rhubarb compote, white pepper, sweaty brett. I like blurring the lines between light red and rosé, and the wine worked well with roast chicken w/ spices and poblano mashers night one and fared well with tomato/avocado salad and grilled sardines the next night. That versatility at the table was impressive. — 3 months ago

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Rainer Sauer

Silvaner 2018

Tastes like a salty Riesling - and it’s a lot of fun. Lemons, limes, and a saltine minerally finish with just a touch of sweetness. — 3 months ago

Planeta

Sicilia IGT Chardonnay 2013

Nicht zu sauer, nicht zu suess, aber kraeftiger Geschmack. Passt auch zu Fleisch statt nur Fisch. Getrunken bei Cortile Pepe in Cefalu — 2 months ago

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Peuillets Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Dark color for a Girard and a very deep and serious nose. Extremely high toned. Mixed bright mid season rainer cherries with ultra ripe morellos as well. Beautiful deep wet earth notes. Layered and very deep. Really gets deep into the nasal cavity. Just ethereal. Palate is ripe, elegant and super juicy, with terrific fruit. Gorgeous mid to late season cherries. Bright and juicy. Amazing balance and freshness. Complex and ripe. Just terrific — 3 months ago

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