Koehler-Ruprecht

Kallstadter Saumagen Kabinett trocken Riesling

9.1125 ratings
9.231 pro ratings
Pfalz, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
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
James Forsyth

Fruit driven, nice complexity. Minerals.

Fruit driven, nice complexity. Minerals.

Jan 27th, 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
Jake Perez

Awesome! Peaches, nectarines, laser like acidity . Had with with Bo Saam which was the best pairing!

Awesome! Peaches, nectarines, laser like acidity . Had with with Bo Saam which was the best pairing!

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2021
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