Riesling

Bloomer Creek Vineyard

Tanzen Dame Barrow Vineyard Reserve Dry Riesling 2017

Honey, oranges, mangoes, peaches. All the tropicals.

Ah man, Bloomer Creek just makes me happy. Every time I see their bottles at a retailer, I pretty much have to cop it. Today it was from Frankly Wines in TriBeCa.

Great selection and knowledge at this shop.

A little character in this one, reminding me a bit of an orange wine. Dry and got a nice minerality, but also a honeycomb sweetness and finally a bit of a zing (kind of like the herby citrusy crossover that pine needles have). I went on a guided hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Biologist guide pointed out all the things we could eat in the forest. And we did. No one got sick. My dad told long, unnecessary stories to the other troop members. Ah, simpler times.

This is a glass where you close your eyes, everything else melts away, and you enjoy the simplicity, the balance, the crisp sips.
— 4 days ago

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Gut Hermannsberg

Steinberg GG Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

GG’s here we go! What a nose. Dizzying mineral complexity. Huge vulcanized rubber. Peach flesh, rainer cherries, some apple honey, green apple, salt, flint. Hint of spice and fireplace. So so so good. Like an oily aspect. Soupy? But so fine, so delicate yet expansive and intense. Sickness. 9.6 nose. Stunning. And it will get better. Wow, what a massive step up from the lower wines. Unreal texture and refinement. Just sickness. This is very very high class juice. Massive minerality, massive concentration and stunningly pure. So so elegant yet it’s all one piece, like a finely tailored suit jacket. Nose keeps on expanding. So deep. Getting some Tolkien inner earth action here. Wow this is salty! Insane salinity, it dances so playfully. What a long finish. This is so exciting. Awesome finish that never lets go. Grippy. This is incredible and young but just a masterpiece. Might be a 9.7, but have more to taste, so might raise it later. Finish is 60 seconds. Sickness!! — 10 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 13 others liked this

Weingut Ewald Gruber

Königsberg Riesling 2018

Star bright straw gold with rose gold highlights. Dried apple and dried flowers on the inviting nose. Firm acidity leads the medium light palate of baked quince, dried white flowers, white pepper, and a hint of flint all of the way through to the moderate finish. Laser focus on this Austrian beauty. Pork, game fowl, or scallops will have an excellent match. Drink now through 2028. — 5 days ago

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Hofgut Falkenstein

Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spätlese feinherb A.P. #4 2019

Light golden color with a tinge of green. Beautifully perfumed with aromas of apricots and honey with a dash of pears. Chamomile and lilacs with green apples and slate. Riesling has never truly been my jam in my past but this is a really nice example of what the grape can be. Sharp acidity and nice purity of fruit.

Off dry with just the right amount of sweetness here, this has terrific balance throughout. Smooth and elegant, with a nice level of refinement. The palate features Meyer lemons, melons, and crisp citrus fruits. Slate, minerality, and a bit of spice. Light and decidedly fresh, these Hofgut Falkenstein wines are indeed the real deal.
— 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Fresh greenery is gorgeous!🌱Cheers!🥂

Gut Hermannsberg

Vom Schiefer Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

Well they let me do a light box shot for the 7 terroirs but this one, despite it being the same grey background, is a no go for my light box shots. Sucks.

Anyway this wine doesn’t suck. What a nose. Confectionary minerality and spun sugar. Cotton candy through a Nahe lens. Stunning slatey minerals. Vulcanized rubber. Peach. Airiness, minerals galore, hint of flint and so expansive. A stunning nose. Keeps getting more nuanced. Wow what a palate. Huge minerals. Concentrated minerals. I love wines where fruit is an afterthought. It’s here but it’s an afterthought. Really long, really precise and really fine. So mineral. Like sucking on a wet rock. Really complex and just wonderful texture. Lots of pitter patter like a fine dust is left on your palate. Terrific vineyard peach now develops on the nose. This is a major major value. All fruit is from Niederhausen. This is the most Lyle wine ever. Man I love this. Just a bruiser of a mineral bomb.
— 10 days ago

Josh, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Joh. Bapt. Schäfer

Dorsheimer Pittermannchen Kabinett Riesling 2019

🏅 Rating 89/100 (3,9⭐)

Off-dry Kabinett. Very floral, delicate. White flowers, honey. Stone fruit. On the palate has some citrus with light bitter finish. Petrol notes are very gentle and almost not traceable, just a hint. Gastronomic wine with only 8.0% Alc. and pleasant fruity sweetness, good for an easy apero or as an accompaniment for pan-asian / oriental food. Residual sugar is nicely balanced with signature Riesling acidity.

PITTERMÄNNCHEN is VDP.GROSSE LAGE classified South facing vineyard in Dorsheim, Nahe with clay slate soils. Spontaneous fermentation and maturation in big 1,200l barrels.

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— 8 days ago

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Gut Hermannsberg

Riesling Brut

Lyle Fass
9.0

Nose is light green apple confectionary notes, minerals. Nose closes down after 5 minutes. Palate is nice. Loads of green apple, very very German. Green Apple jolly rancher. Luscious, mousse is good but in the background. Good length. Chewy. Balanced, pure, high acidity but well integrated. Juicy. Decent length. Good cut. — 19 hours ago

Severn, Iwan and 8 others liked this

Hugel et Fils

Classic Riesling 2018

Famille Hugel Classic Riesling 2018: Clean. Crisp. Refreshing. A classic style with a great level of acidity & balance yielding to a sophisticated elegance & finesse. Soft flavors of green apple, citrus & white peach, as well as nice minerality dominate the palate. All in all, a great Alsace Riesling! Cheers🍷 — 3 days ago

Ira, Severn and 2 others liked this

Gut Hermannsberg

Altenbamberger Rotenberg GG Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Another wow nose. More tropical and fruit driven than the Steinberg. But tons of airy minerals and super crystalline. Citrus oil. Wow really high tones crystallized citrus notes. Honey, flowers. So so complex. So different than Steinberg. I love terroir. Notes of white and oolong tea. Sick. 9.7 nose. So effin’ complex. (Effin’ = fucking). Wow. Wow. What a texture. This is preposterously mineral. Just a mineral wash. Texture has all the fruit, mineral, tea, honey and slate notes all integrated perfectly. The way they pack so much flavor onto a silk string versus a thick rope is really compelling. Intense crystalline structure and a wonderful piquant acidity and freshness. So long and well integrated. Bananas. (Not the flavor, what the wine is.) nose gets crazier and crazier with air. Wow the complexity is insane. Just insane. A special wine. Another that might be a 9.7. Really long and gets to every nook and cranny. — 10 days ago

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Kühling-Gillot

Oppenheim 1er Cru Riesling

Nose kicks you in the butt on open. Mineral. Fruit. Elegant smoke. Awesome. As this opens it’s a beautiful thing.

Palate is equally great. Perfect blend of tropical and. Green apple. Mineral. Delicious. Great acidity. Only lacks elite density to be truly great.

As it opens has this balanced crazy complexity. Almost puligny-ish in the fruit mineral acid interplay. This is very very good.

A fantastic wine. Especially for the price.

Bought from fass selections
— 8 days ago

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