Rieslingfeier 2019

Delectable is delighted to be supporting Rieslingfeier this Saturday, January 19, 2019. Rieslingfeier or “a celebration of Riesling” is an annual event held in New York City that not only celebrates Riesling, but also discusses the history of winemaking and the historical importance of terroir. The Gränd Tasting and the 7th Annual Rieslingfeier Gala Dinner make up Saturday's exciting events. You can purchase last available tickets here . ************************************************************************************************ The Gränd Tasting Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 10:30am-3:00pm Craft Restaurant 43 East 19th Street, New York, NY This walk around tasting focuses on wines from the 2017 vintage, though back-vintage bottlings may be shown for context. Tickets are still available for Session 1. 7th Annual Rieslingfeier Gala Dinner Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 7pm Reynard | Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY The Gala Dinner, or the greatest Riesling "BYOB" in the world, brings together winemakers from many of the great estates in Germany and Austria. These estates will bring selected bottles from their cellars to share with guests. Reynard’s Chef Charlene Santiago will create a five-course meal designed to pair with the Rieslings you bring, from dry to sweet.


Zeltinger Schlossberg Auslese Riesling 2005


First bottle for new year at Frog Hollow 1/7/19 after weeks of no or Kirkland wines. What a relief and a stunner of mature Auslese. Golden honey color and explosion of floral and petrol acidic notes and stones with rich unctuous palate that's so balanced and long complex finish. So yummy didn't want to mix with food. — 5 years ago

Severn, Iwan and 1 other liked this


Hoheleite GG Riesling 2012

Chilled a little over cellar temperature, notes forthcoming...

Nose has insane qualities, not sure I've ever experienced a Riesling like this, beeswax, grapefruit pith, fresh cut white grapefruit, freshly cut spring hay and faint wet limestone.

Palate is restrained, yet screaming acidity, pulverized SweeTARTS, honey poured over citrus pith, limestone dust and faint white flowers.

Holy crap this is good!

Bocksbeutel with a glass stopper, unique closure for the classic Franconia bottle.
— 5 years ago

Hermes, Shay and 28 others liked this
Lyle Fass

Lyle Fass Influencer Badge Premium Badge

As epic as it gets
Peter van den Besselaar

Peter van den Besselaar Influencer Badge

Visited the winery in 2018, so a little stock of future pleasure in the cellar... 😉

Weingut Keller

von der Fels Rheinhessen Riesling 2016

Precise and pure. This is just soo good. Petroleum, mineral and lime zest. Round and full but still lively and fresh. — 5 years ago

Adam, Severn and 1 other liked this

Eva Fricke

Rheingau Trocken Riesling 2016

Big and commanding. Orange peel and minerals. Fine acid cut, which bolsters the power. Fricke & Kuhn are my favorite Rheingau growers- head and shoulders above the pack. #rheingau #evafricke #riesling — 6 years ago

"Odedi", James and 1 other liked this

Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger feine Auslese Riesling 2001

This is wild. Incredibly deep fruit with a beautifully bracing acidity. Pure fruit with all kinds of succulent detail- yellow flowers, peaches, slate, salt and white pepper. Big fruit but above all a searing intensity matched with a similar acidic structure. This has soaring flavor. We’ve had some great wines tonight but this stands on the shoulders of others- what an incredible intensity of flavor and sooo lifted. Exceptional. — 5 years ago

Bex GreenMajor-General Sir William Biddles CurranLarry Frierson
with Bex, Major-General and 3 others
Severn, Alex and 53 others liked this
Barb Wild

Barb Wild

A brilliant vineyard of very high reputation too!!! Well done.
Larry Frierson

Larry Frierson

This was LGKA. I have one these left and one regular capsule. No one is further above his competition than Egon Muller.
Ira Schwartz

Ira Schwartz Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Larry Frierson thanks for the info

Weingut Spreitzer

Oestricher Lenchen Kabinett Riesling

2017 vintage. Pure honey and white flowers on the nose. Nectarine, honey, honeydew melon, honeysuckle, jasmine tea, poached pear, sweet apple, Rainier cherry, candied lemon. Lots of complexity and long finish. Weight and sweetness suggest more of a Spätlese profile. — 5 years ago

Iwan liked this


Vinothek Wachau Riesling 1997

Finessed, terrific complexity, bruised white peach, petrol, wet stone and a bit nutty along with tea leaves on the finish. Such a brilliant expression of Wachau. — 6 years ago

Ira and Weijie liked this

Weingut Keller

Hubacker Riesling 2017

Better late than never, so... Happy New Year, Delectable 🎉🍾 To another year of great wines!

My NYE wine and what better wine to cap off the year than one I poked my nose in. The 2017 Hubacker is a real stunner. Power without weight! It's a term I certainly overuse, but I think the best wines all have this trait. Powerful, very ripe, and exotic, yet never tiresome with every sip. The finish is tart, zesty, and sappy. It doesn't quite have the laser precision, but the acidity's still very intense, just rounder. With air, more spice components appear on the palate and the stoney minerality appears to be clearer. It's so young - even after 3 days, none of that intense fruit has shed away. A great wine in the making!

The sheer presence of this wine reminds me of KP's older style. But this still feels like KP 2.0, especially in that finish and texture (it isn't quite as weighty as before). Doesn't matter, I love both styles.

Really happy to be sharing this wine with my loved ones. 2017 was tough on Hubacker. Picking it was a race against time. Disease pressure was high. Hail had damaged the grape skins earlier and there was a decent amount of rain during harvest. But KP's just a master act - his timing's impeccable, balancing the payoff between ripeness and rot.
— 5 years ago

Ceccherini, Amr and 20 others liked this


Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese Nr8 2002

Dry yet sweet. Light yet dense. Clarity yet complexity. Such is Donnhoff...amazing juice! — 5 years ago

Ceccherini, Ira and 9 others liked this

romo Premium Badge

Fuck yeah.

Von Winning

Winnings Riesling 2015

The 2015 Winnings Riesling shows a golden tint in the glass and a nose worth inhaling for. It's austere, with huge slate notes backed by hints of petrol that are starting to show and a whiff of citrus zest to finish off the scent. The palate is smart and savory, with a sedate acidity softened by the almost creamy mouthfeel. The finish stays long and leaves tangerine notes to remind the sipper of the pleasure. — 6 years ago

Riddley, Serge and 11 others liked this