Koehler-Ruprecht

Kallstadter Saumagen Kabinett trocken Riesling

9.1114 ratings
9.230 pro ratings
Pfalz, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Blinded and my WOTN. You know when a wine's open for business, it's simply unbeatable. That being said, even the KR crew was surprised how well this showed. I mean it technically sits near the bottom of their wine range, but we absolutely annihilated the bottle. This line from a CT user pretty much sums up the wine - "Quite intense, but gives the refreshing feeling of mountain spring water". In fact, I thought it was a Spatlese trocken.

Nose of sea spray, grapefruit, pear, anise, fresh green herbs, chamomile and that typical KR dirt. The palate's just so saline, juicy, and spicy. Like biting into the juiciest white nectarine by the ocean. Finishes tart, mineral, and long. Pure finesse!

Blinded and my WOTN. You know when a wine's open for business, it's simply unbeatable. That being said, even the KR crew was surprised how well this showed. I mean it technically sits near the bottom of their wine range, but we absolutely annihilated the bottle. This line from a CT user pretty much sums up the wine - "Quite intense, but gives the refreshing feeling of mountain spring water". In fact, I thought it was a Spatlese trocken.

Nose of sea spray, grapefruit, pear, anise, fresh green herbs, chamomile and that typical KR dirt. The palate's just so saline, juicy, and spicy. Like biting into the juiciest white nectarine by the ocean. Finishes tart, mineral, and long. Pure finesse!

Sep 30th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

In the classic Koehler-Ruprecht style. Perhaps not quite as concentrated as the 2014 (not picking up any botrytis) but every bit the equal in balance, precision and texture. I love these wines.

In the classic Koehler-Ruprecht style. Perhaps not quite as concentrated as the 2014 (not picking up any botrytis) but every bit the equal in balance, precision and texture. I love these wines.

Nov 12th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Gorgeous. Ripe, concentrated apricot fruit, petrol-forward with creamy mid palate texture and a trace of sugar for superb balance.

Gorgeous. Ripe, concentrated apricot fruit, petrol-forward with creamy mid palate texture and a trace of sugar for superb balance.

Jul 13th, 2018
Marshal White

Stunning wine. Exuberant fruit with joyous acidity.

Stunning wine. Exuberant fruit with joyous acidity.

Nov 7th, 2017
Mark Lindzy

This guy!

This guy!

2 people found it helpfulOct 28th, 2014
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

9.4

This guy makes it happen. Dry, spiced ginger, dried peaches

This guy makes it happen. Dry, spiced ginger, dried peaches

2 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2014
Brent Mayeaux

Production Burn Cottage Vineyard

9.3

Enjoying the fruits of our sister winery.

Dry, but with lots of botrytis. Kind of weird because I expected it to have a bit of RS after just smelling it. Citrus/lime/zest, spice/ginger/saffron, honey, stone fruit/peach/something, saline/chalky/mineral. Thick/glycerol texture, but not really weighty or dense. Actually kind of fresh even with the botrytis because it's got screaming acid.

Enjoying the fruits of our sister winery.

Dry, but with lots of botrytis. Kind of weird because I expected it to have a bit of RS after just smelling it. Citrus/lime/zest, spice/ginger/saffron, honey, stone fruit/peach/something, saline/chalky/mineral. Thick/glycerol texture, but not really weighty or dense. Actually kind of fresh even with the botrytis because it's got screaming acid.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2016
Bethany Kacich

I finally get why all my favorite winos are obsessed with this grape.

I finally get why all my favorite winos are obsessed with this grape.

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Jamil C Williams

General Manager at Silverlake Wine

9.8

After #tasting High West Campfire and a Wild Turkey barrel aged stout, this wine was able to push its way to the front #enamored

After #tasting High West Campfire and a Wild Turkey barrel aged stout, this wine was able to push its way to the front #enamored

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2013
Doug Kahn

$40 on the list. Yes please

$40 on the list. Yes please

May 21st, 2017