Riesling

S.A. Prüm

Graacher Domprobst Riesling GG 2009

David T
9.3

I love Mosel Riesling with the right food. It is always paired with our Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. 👌 pairing.

Visited this producer and P.A Prüm in 2015. Both rock solid producers.

The nose reveals; peach, apricot, white peach, dried pineapple, understated white citrus blend, marmalade, orange, tangerine, tropical melon, light petroleum notes, hints of fruit brandy, honey/honeycomb, notes of sweet white spice, caramel, nuts with skin, beautiful, yet subtle minerals, slate, spring flowers, yellow floral & fruit blossoms.

The palate is; thick, rich, lush & nice viscosity. It’s a good first peak at the 2009. Love the GG’s and don’t drink them nearly enough. It’s a gorgeous mouthfeel and similar wire to wire. Ripe, juicy; peach, apricot, white peach, dried pineapple, understated white citrus blend, marmalade, orange, tangerine, & tropical melon. Mild petroleum notes, hints of fruit brandy, honey/honeycomb, notes of sweet white spice, caramel, nuts with skin, beautiful, yet subtle powdery minerals, slate, spring flowers, yellow floral & fruit blossoms. Huge round, perfect acidity. The long; round, voluptuous, elegant, lush finish is really coming into its own & sustains for minutes in perfect balance & harmony.

Photos of; S.A. Prüm, Saskia Prüm, lead Winemaker, one of their Mosel vineyards (how would you like to harvest at that pitch on slippery blue slate when it rains...rain happens quite a bit during harvest) and their barrel room.
— 3 days ago

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Schäfer-Fröhlich

Felseneck GG Riesling 2013

Tonight, I needed the acid, and the 2013 Schafer-Frohlich Felseneck GG brought the acid.
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The bouquet on the 2013 Felseneck pulls you close to the glass, opening up with a tropical expression of papaya, mango and lime, and then evolving to show fresh mint, crushed green apple and stone dust.  It’s electrifying on the palate, tactile and buzzing, as zesty acids and minerals upon minerals cascade across the senses, yet balanced with silky, soothing textures, as an array of orange and yellow citrus pucker the cheeks.  The finish is long, tense and practically salty, with residual acids clenching the experience as a note of granny smith apple and savory herbs slowly fade away.
— 6 days ago

Jeroen, Lyle and 11 others liked this

Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese Riesling 2001

@Delectablewine this aualese is not registered. It’s the one without stars.

This is really youthful. So crystalline and almost synthetic tasting. Some diesel some plastic some vulcanized rubber, but also some confectionary sugar. Great light citrus fruit, all of the citrus fruit, that tastes as fresh as the day it was made. Excellent and refreshing. Honeyed sweetness on the beginning but totally dry on the finish.
— 2 days ago

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with Lyle
Dan, Chris and 13 others liked this

Schäfer-Fröhlich

Felseneck Riesling 2014

The 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich Felseneck GG is smoky and savory, with musky animal tones that really pull you closer to the glass, as notes of ripe pear and lemon citrus rind fill out it’s fruit component.  On the palate, soft, round textures flood the senses, showing ripe orchard fruits offset by stimulating acids with penetrating minerals and sweet spice.  The finish is long, resonating on fruit sweetness with notes of kiwi and peach, yet holding firm, perfectly framed by cheeking-pucking acids and spice.  This comes across as larger-scaled than the surrounding vintages, yet balancing opulence and precision, making for an incredibly enjoyable glass of Riesling — 3 days ago

Anthony, Aravind and 11 others liked this

Long Shadows Wineries

Poet's Leap Columbia Valley Riesling 2017

Shay A
9.1

I’ve come to really enjoy the entire portfolio of wines from Long Shadows, and while the reds are a bit more up my alley, this is really difficult to beat for the price. I think I enjoyed the 2016 a bit more, but I think this will hold longer.

Made in an off-dry style, there is a tinge of sweetness that reminds me more of German Riesling than Alsatian Riesling. At pop, there was a slight note of petrol on the nose but it dissipated by day two. Honeyed stone fruits, apricot and crushed limestone also show up aromatically. On the palate, it’s mineral/slate driven with some lemon-lime, lychee and zippy acidity. Touch of sweetness doesn’t arrive until the very back end of the palate. Best enjoyed around cellar temp, in my experience.
— 3 days ago

Ira, Ron and 38 others liked this
David T

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@Shay A Where’s the Pork Chop? 😋 Good anytime. Especially, for under $20.
Martin Sher

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I’ve been putting these down with frightening ease this spring. Also love the Sequel and Pirouette.
Shay A

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@David T : That is still on the schedule! Trust me, I haven’t forgot!

@Martin Sher : Understandably so! The Sequel is my favorite from the lineup!

Weingut Hermann Ludes

Thörnicher Ritsch Alte Reben Riesling Auslese 2004

Lyle Fass
9.5

I love this vintage in the Mosel. Classic yet overlooked for the more slutty 05’s and 03’s. Nose has some aged character but starts off restrained with some lemon, slate and hints of mushroom. Some honey and along with a foie gras savoriness as well. What a palate. Honeyed, rich, savory and elegant with terrific freshness. Opens up on the nose with green tea and some lavender. Really rich and decadent with a icing on the cake like texture. So pure, deep and sweet with such a dramatic palate presence. Awesome. — 8 days ago

Aravind, Severn and 9 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Auslese Riesling * 2014

Nose is like a dessert wine with some age. Crazy Powerful peach with a hint of petrol.

Palate is huge peach and aged Riesling. Hugely juicy. Just huge. But not blowsy. Mind bogglingly intense.

This is at least 3 years too young to drink. More likely 5. Maybe more. You can feel the density struggling to express itself. This is going to be a crazy life altering wine when it’s ready to drink. It could be a 10... hard to tell.

Finish is perfect intense dried apricot. Actually Better than any dried apricot. Some apricot pit.

Yah. Huhnberberg is one of the great vineyards on earth.

If you must drink this now decant for 2 hours at least.

Bought from fass selections.
— 6 days ago

Matthew, Jonathan and 7 others liked this

Weingut Hermann Ludes

Klusserather Bruderschaft Spatlese Riesling 2015

Lyle Fass
9.5

First ever young wine from this terrific and overlooked site. Stunning nose. Huge slate and florals. Green apples galore. Incredibly fragrant. Wow. Lemon. But much more intense lime and lime rock candy. Confectionary and so so good. Huge palate with tons of dry extract and rocks. Terrific inner mouth aromas, with grandiose depth and awesome sap and structure. Sweet but also finishes somewhat salty. Terrific rock candy impression on the palate. Balanced and so so pure. Such a baby but just superb. As this opens up it gains tremendous elegance and refinement and the finish gets even more slatey. — 8 days ago

Timmer, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Weingut Schätzel

Rein Schiefer Riesling 2016

Nose has cut nectarine, lime pith, ripe white peach with a squeeze of lemon juice and wet slate.

Palate has Clementine zest, fresh green apple peel, cold pineapple, light salinity, lingering lime flesh notes with a long finish. Lovely bottle, as always.

Paired with Taiwanese Five Spice Pork (Lu Rou Fan | 卤肉饭) over Jasmin rice and lightly fried eggs from our private egg factory in the backyard. Decent pair, but really needed a slightly sweeter wine to help lift the dish more.
— 2 days ago

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Allison Lyzenga

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Yum! (For both the wine and the dinner)
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@Allison Lyzenga Personal egg factory makes all the difference!
Kimberly Anderson

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Great photos this weekend @Severn Goodwin !

Laurent Bannwarth

Vin d'Alsace Nature Riesling 2018

Vintage 2018 | I am glad to have tasted this wine, although blind tasted it certainly is an ordeal. It does not fit in the usual range of wines in the brain. The longer the wine was in the glass the more happy I was. Mint. Medicinal. Very high acidity. After a minute the wine comes together. An acquired taste, very difficult wine. — 3 days ago

Bob, E and 12 others liked this