2017. Was really cool to have back to back Oregon pet-nat Rieslings with dinner at The Oven tonight! Both were great with food and enjoyed by all. — 12 days ago
Just a beautiful wine that is vibrating on its own plane. Stunningly floral nose. So delicate and layered and almost poignant. Amazing deep minerality that is so primal, almost of a different time. So special. Citrus, lime, crushed rocks, river stream. So many aromas. Such an array. One of the greatest noses on a young Riesling ever. Insanely juicy and complex with just electric acidity and minerality. Like a cloud with so many flavors and layers but oh so delicate. My god this is stunnIng. Epically long and well paced finish with insane levels of energy, lime sweet tart, huge minerals and insane structure. This needs 5 years and will age gracefully for 15-18. An accomplishment. — a day ago
A brilliant “GG” style from Spater-Veit. Superbly expressive and intense nose. So pure and clean. Deep citrus and tangelo. Honey, ripe grapefruit. Awesome deep and superbly nuanced and expressive nose. Wow. Palate is racey but also ripe and opulent. Wonderful texture and so juicy but lithe and elegant with an intense and powerful finish that still glides and shows finesse. Such brilliant fruit lingers on the finish. Great wine. As it opens sick icing on cake texture. So so good. Really long and complex. — 13 hours ago
Nose has banana peel, citrus zest, (light) sliced tangerine, sliced peach, white bread and beautiful white floral notes.
Palate has mashed white peach, tangerine zest, (light) mango, warmed green apple and (light) tangerine juice. A light chalky note on the finish and medium levels of sweetness, a fun fine!
An Oregon-style Edelzwicker; 38% Pinot Blanc, 20% Muller Thurgau, 19% Riesling, 18% Pinot Gris & 5% Muscat. — 4 days ago
This is a new Kabinett bottling. As are the previous two Schätzel wines. He has rejiggered his lineup in 2018 at the Ortsweine/Gutsweine level. Anyway, the nose is fantastic for one of the leading classical Kabi guys in all of Germany. I love this style. Nose is fragrant with herbs, white peach, sweet ripe lime, some leesy quality, so inviting, just insane. Has a faint sweet tart lemon drop quality. Palate is just incredible. Balanced and so juicy with lime/citrus/apricot fruit laced with intense minerality. So beautiful, balanced and just gorgeous. High acidity, and also a deep structure suggest aging for 10-15 years. The wine finished exactly like the best Fun Dip ever. With the white scoop bar crunched for effect. — 4 days ago
Wonderfully densely fruited Riesling. Not unctuous or over the top but almost northern rhonish in fruit density. Nose is apricot and mineral. Finish is delicious. Juicy. Just yummy fruit. A kiss of candied lemon.
Not a typical Riesling. But goes great with weightier food like chicken in cream sauce. So it has a place in a cellar. Makes sense threat this is weightier as it’s from Baden which is Germany’s southern most wine region.
Very different. An unusual combination of density and vibrancy
Bought from fass selections. — 4 days ago
Another new or rejiggered bottling by Schätzel. What a wine. Step up in refinement and subtlety over the Kabinett bottling. Bottle is a bit taller as well. Nice detail. Nose is unreal. There is a distinctive Nierstein vibe here which to me is the “Mosel of the Rheinhessen.” Lifting aromas of fresh herbs and limestone with huge deep and delicate citrus and apricot fruit with an exotic hint of papaya or persimmon. That hint turns it from very good to very great. Also a confectionary sugar aroma. Just “extra” as the kids like to say these days. Gahhhh. This is beautiful. Juicy and dripping with lime infused apricot and juicy citrus fruits with sweet green apple. Great energy and gorgeous purity here. Just a perfect Kabinett with great concentration and raw materials. This is an ager and just so epic. Will age 20 years. Exceptional . — 4 days ago
Wow. Battenfeld 18 is incredible. Stunning levels of complexity and flavor intensity like nothing else. Amazing depth here that is a another level. 18 seems like a breakthrough vintage here. This is a higher level than 15/16/17 which was the previous triad of breakthroughs. Honey, creamy, tangelo, opulent, herbal, mineral, enticing swimming pool, bitter caramel, nougat, vanilla, just insane. Lime as well. Palate is immaculate. Opulent and super chiseled. The juxtaposition on these Battenfeld 18’s is remarkable. Juicy and complex with just amazing depth, energy and precision. So long, ethereal and opulent and juicy. It sizzles on the finish. Amazing mouthfeel and honeyed yet so dry and fresh. This is a beast but an elegant and flavorful beast. Young but not inaccessible but will get better over 10-12 years. — 6 days ago
Gorgeous wine and the most accessible young GG out there. Stunning in 18. Nose of lime blossom, white flowers, apricot, citrus, tangerine, huge mineral backbone, haunting and layered. Juicy and complex a wonderful tactile sweetness and then salty with huge acids and freshness. Balanced and so so pure. Explosive and juicy with insane energy and that tactile tensile sweetness. This is so good. I think Kai has perfected his style in 2018. Amazing palate presence and delicacy. — a day ago