Koehler-Ruprecht

Kabinett trocken Pinot Noir

9.1103 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Pfalz, Germany
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

I have never really taken the time to explore the wines of Germany. In fact, I have more experience drinking the wines further to the south, in Austria. I have no proper excuse other than to say that I have been distracted by other regions. Bottles like this are making that excuse harder to accept. This was flat out awesome. Koehler-Ruprecht is a very traditional producer that practices a very strict, non-interventionist approach. No irrigation. No fertilizer. No herbicides. No enzymes. Nothing added or subtracted from the wine save for minuscule amounts of sulphur post fermentation and prior to bottling. This Pinot Noir is gorgeous, in a slightly more rustic sense. The appearance is a touch cloudy but far from murky. There’s a fresh, beautiful, lifted perfume of crushed strawberries, cranberries and ferrous minerals. Some stone, flowers and dust too. The palate is bright and racy with predominately red fruits and minerals. Fine tannins. The acid provides a long finish that forces a smile. There is some real vigor in this! A truly compelling wine. If I don’t make a better effort to spend the time exploring the great wine producers in Germany, well then, shame on me.

I have never really taken the time to explore the wines of Germany. In fact, I have more experience drinking the wines further to the south, in Austria. I have no proper excuse other than to say that I have been distracted by other regions. Bottles like this are making that excuse harder to accept. This was flat out awesome. Koehler-Ruprecht is a very traditional producer that practices a very strict, non-interventionist approach. No irrigation. No fertilizer. No herbicides. No enzymes. Nothing added or subtracted from the wine save for minuscule amounts of sulphur post fermentation and prior to bottling. This Pinot Noir is gorgeous, in a slightly more rustic sense. The appearance is a touch cloudy but far from murky. There’s a fresh, beautiful, lifted perfume of crushed strawberries, cranberries and ferrous minerals. Some stone, flowers and dust too. The palate is bright and racy with predominately red fruits and minerals. Fine tannins. The acid provides a long finish that forces a smile. There is some real vigor in this! A truly compelling wine. If I don’t make a better effort to spend the time exploring the great wine producers in Germany, well then, shame on me.

Apr 2nd, 2020
Al Shikoh

pale rose color; strawberries, wild berries, wet stone; light bodied, great acidity, dry, 12% ABV; made from 100% Pinot Noir, grown organically in limestone soils, spontaneously fermented; a Louis Dressner selection; $18

pale rose color; strawberries, wild berries, wet stone; light bodied, great acidity, dry, 12% ABV; made from 100% Pinot Noir, grown organically in limestone soils, spontaneously fermented; a Louis Dressner selection; $18

Sep 20th, 2019
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2017 vintage. Very forest-y with cranberry, crab apple, walnut skin, autumn leaves (both dry and damp), birch, red flowers, pomegranate, dry herbs. Good typicity and balance between earthy and fruit flavors. Definitely in the lighter spectrum and higher acid than any New World examples.

2017 vintage. Very forest-y with cranberry, crab apple, walnut skin, autumn leaves (both dry and damp), birch, red flowers, pomegranate, dry herbs. Good typicity and balance between earthy and fruit flavors. Definitely in the lighter spectrum and higher acid than any New World examples.

Aug 27th, 2019
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.1

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Sep 14th, 2018
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2015 vintage. Very elegant texture and quite fragrant. Tart cherry, red plum, rose petals, black tea, autumn leaves, crabapple, old wood, a little nettles or other lightly herbal note. Killer value!

2015 vintage. Very elegant texture and quite fragrant. Tart cherry, red plum, rose petals, black tea, autumn leaves, crabapple, old wood, a little nettles or other lightly herbal note. Killer value!

Aug 25th, 2018
Beau Carson

Cherry, strawberry, earth, and pepper. Great value!

Cherry, strawberry, earth, and pepper. Great value!

Oct 14th, 2017
Steve Rura

Bracing acidity and bright cranberry. A little fridge time tones it down nicely. Very good Pinot. Better on day 2.

Bracing acidity and bright cranberry. A little fridge time tones it down nicely. Very good Pinot. Better on day 2.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2019
Pete Cheslock

Tart and lightly acidic. Smoky and herbal too. Unexpected. Nice to try a Pinot from Germany.

Tart and lightly acidic. Smoky and herbal too. Unexpected. Nice to try a Pinot from Germany.

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2019
Mark Lindzy

Spatburgunder from @Dominik Sona is always good by me, and a lovely match for bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with dirty rice and Cajun cream sauce.

Spatburgunder from @Dominik Sona is always good by me, and a lovely match for bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with dirty rice and Cajun cream sauce.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.4

A great value german #spätburgunder Ripe red fruit on nose. Earth and funk driven palate. Fine balance and decent finish. #koehlerruprecht #pinotnoir #germany #pfalz #trocken #ctbucklinwine

A great value german #spätburgunder Ripe red fruit on nose. Earth and funk driven palate. Fine balance and decent finish. #koehlerruprecht #pinotnoir #germany #pfalz #trocken #ctbucklinwine

Jun 21st, 2017