Riesling

Paetra

Elwetritsche Riesling 2016

Killer Eola-Amity Hills Riesling. Bill gave this magnum to us as a honeymoon gift after an awesome two-hour visit with him tasting through his current line and seeing the facilities and some of the vineyard blocks he farms. Super great dude, shot the shit with him about Minneapolis as fellow Minnesota natives and had generally an awesome time. Even offered us a Hamm's after the whole tour and tasting, hahaha. Anyway, this sits for a bit on its skins post-press so it's got just a touch of really nice extra phenolic and aromatic boost. Dense, concentrated nose of jasmine, gardenia, all sorts of sweet floral tones, ripe lychee, yellow plum and slightly spiced white peach, a bit of honeyed character, and a great clean river stone minerality. On the palate the nose is echoed but with a bit more mineral intensity. Medium (+) to high acid, medium (-) body but with great round, oily texture from lees contact and the bit of skin maceration. Mostly dry but a tiny bit of perceptible RS is there. Reminds me of some of Koehler-Ruprecht's drier Rieslings. Would certainly reward 5-10 years in the cellar. — 7 hours ago

philip, Erik and 2 others liked this

Schloss Schönborn

Pfaffenberg Riesling 1997

The nose on this baby could have started a conflagration. It was ⛽️ through and through. The flavors were integrated in a way a younger Riesling can't achieve. Honey, acid, and a 60 second finish made this the white of the night. Bravo Ted — 14 hours ago

Ted CorveyKyle Harvey
with Ted and Kyle
Ted, Kyle and 5 others liked this

Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken

Rausch Spätlese Riesling 2011

Absurdly delicious. I've never been to Bora Bora, but this is what I assume it smells and tastes like. Peach pastille, mango, guava, coconut, orchard fruit, and tropical flowers, with just a tinge of petrol in the air. Stunning. — a day ago

Jonathan, Mark and 11 others liked this

Arista Winery

Vonarburg Vineyard Riesling

No, not the Reisling, but their Ferrington Vineyard (they do a PN from that vineyard as well) Gewurztraminer. 13.1 ABV.

Not their best, but one of the better Gewurzs I've tasted. Dry, floral, citrus, minerally, touch of savory. Nice Summer Soaker. Won't go out of my way for it, but won't run away from it either. Nice contrast to the usual sugary crap Gewurzs.
— a day ago

Anthony, Mike and 2 others liked this

Dönnhoff

Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Kabinett Riesling 2012

A fresh nose of pure lime essence with a touch of stone. Bright and crisp on the palate with just a touch of juiciness. Flavors of fresh juiced limes laced with nuances of mango and tropical fruits lead to great, full-bodied acidity with a nice touch of minerality and just a hint of sweetness. The finish is incredibly long and fresh with lasting acidity that keeps building in the mouth. Wonderful with spicy jerk shrimp! — 9 days ago

Kati Kiehl
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Tyler, Ira and 5 others liked this

Weingut Christoph Licht

Licht-Stadtfeld Brauneberger Juffer Spätlese Trocken Riesling 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

So good. So damn good. So cheap. So damn cheap. Gorgeous nose of slate, lime zest, citrus pith and a foreboding sense of power. Palate is generous and elegant with so much fruit for a Spatlese Trocken yet with a firm mineral backbone and lipsmacking acidity. Terrific wine and value. Great complexity and mouthfeel and long tangy mineral finish. — 8 days ago

Tom, LM and 4 others liked this

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Am Schwarzen Herrgott Riesling 2012

Lyle Fass
9.4

In a great place. Last bottle. Nose of citrus oil, limestone, and even more rocks. Some hints of exotic fruits to come. Palate is just stunning. Deep and juicy with terrific balance and freshness. Tangy citrus fruits on the finish, some opulence and richness but also perfect acids. Not too much but just perfect. So juicy and fine. Will come alive even more with air. — 10 days ago

Severn, Tom and 5 others liked this

Schäfer-Fröhlich

Kupfergrube Großes Gewächs Riesling 2006

Lyle Fass
9.5

Cork was pushing up and this needed to be opened. Gorgeous nose. So many rocks. Petrol, lemon, lime zest, mineral and even a hint of rainer cherries. Really aromatic and stunning. Palate is super mineral and dense and opulent (this is 06) with nice texture and freshness. Good acids and nice citrus fruits on the long finish. Really Long. Excellent and at its apogee. — a day ago

Severn, Marc and 10 others liked this

Weingut Schwaab-Kiebel

Urziger Würzgarten Spätlese Riesling 1997

A very crystalline golden color in the class, shockingly pale actually for a 20 year-old wine. The nose was slightly muted but showed off the classic notes of citrus, peach and mango with a hint of sweetness. The acidity on the palate began extremely soft but built in time in the glass. The spatlese sweetness was still in good force with flavors of juicy mango and nice citrus notes with just a kiss of stone. This is a delicious wine, especially for the price, but I would bet on it having too many years left. — 11 days ago

Gary, Ira and 3 others liked this

J. B. Becker

Wallufer Walkenberg Spätlese trocken Riesling

Gorgeous, deep golden, almost amber color. A full nose, giving the impression of sweetness that is definitely not there. The palate is rich with still striking acidity for a 27 year-old wine. The flavors are a little more primary with notes of crunchy apple and citrus with a nice touch of stone. The acidity manages to linger for close to a minute on the palate. — 11 days ago

Gary, Anthony and 3 others liked this