Wine Tasting at Andy and Elaine’s. — 13 days ago
Andi Weigand’s entry-level blend of Bacchus, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner and Scheurebe. Fresh, juicy and delicious — a month ago
We finished the night with carrot cupcakes from our bakery that really knows what they are doing. Paired pretty well with the 2007 Eisrebe. Not the best pairing I’ve done but, it did fit the bill.
This was a bottling I’ve overlooked for some time. While we loved Phelps wines, the Eisrebe was never going to stand above the many bottles of Sauternes we’ve had and collected. This is fine, just not outstanding which, is why we stopped taking in our club shipments and it’s persisted in my cabinets.
The nose reveals; marmalade, candied stone fruits, dry pineapple, lemon juice, oranges & tangerines, mixed nuts, toffee, honey notes, powdery, chalky limestone minerals, saline, yellow flowers and lilies.
The body is full, round, thick and waxy. The fruits are very sweet and candied...a little too sweet. marmalade, candied stone fruits, dry pineapple, lemon juice, lime zested candy, some grapefruit with sugar, oranges & tangerines, mixed nuts, toffee, beeswax, honey, caramel, corn syrup, powdery, chalky limestone minerals, saline, grainy volcanic minerals, yellow flowers and lilies. The acidity is round & quite excellent. The round, waxy, rich, lush, sweet finish is good and persists with great balance but, for me, a little too sweet.
Photos of; the Estate vines as viewed from their terrace, old barrels that decorate their tasting lounge, tasting terrace and main lounge area as you walk past check in. — 2 months ago
2018 vintage. @Delectable Wine This is the Braunewell Scheurebe Feinherb. Excellent crystalline structure and very lively. Lime, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, unripe quince, white nectarine, yellow plum, a little minty-sage green note, elderflower. Pretty dry, for all intents and purposes. Litre format also a big plus! — a month ago
Great nose of bruised apple and caramel/brown sugar, slight ginger, atmosphere. Whole lime that blows off. Such a clean flavor: Granny Smith, lemon pith, cel-ray soda, salt, rain water. This is what Long Island tastes like. Dangerously easy to drink. Taste and texture unlike anything else, except maybe the other floral terranes wines and ciders, and maybe the vegetal flavors of a scheurebe without the strong acid. — 2 months ago
Day 1: beeswax, almost-burnt toast, Granny Smith apples, Parmesan tang and ginkgo that comes and goes on the nose. Acid on the nose. Spice on the front of the mouth, like cayenne, soft pears or red skinned soft fleshed apples, lemon juice minerals. Like a champagne without the bubbles. Not super long, but interesting.
It kind of tastes like one of those lemon cayenne cleansing drinks, but super refined.
Day 2: like a strange mix between the honeyed notes of a Chenin with the citric acidity of Chardonnay and Riesling. It calmed down a bit and became more electric, like putting it through a tube compressor.
50% Chardonnay partially fermented (carbonic) in amphora followed by co-fermentation with Scheurebe, and blended with Riesling from a solera of vintages 2013-2015 aged in used wood, unfined, unfiltered with no sulfur added. — 3 months ago
2017 vintage. Always good. Sweet pea, chive blossom, lime, white grapefruit, unripe pineapple, unripe mango, wet rocks. — 2 months ago
Plenty of weight here clearly a GG. I still prefer Riesling over Scheurebe although the aromatics can be close. There is this herbal edge to this which makes it unique. Hint of Sage wild heirloom apples. Quite tart almost tannic - give this some time - a beautiful wine. — a month ago