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Wine Enthusiast: "Lemon notes are tinged with earthiness, on the palate a light, lemony vein dominates, backed by some texture and apple fruit. The finish is clean. (AK)" (4/2016)
I love the 2002 vintage in Germany - completely overshadowed by the 2001's and 2003's. For me, it was a perfect vintage with fresh aromatics, fruit textures and delicate acidities. This bottling is also drinking absolutely perfect. From the famed Treppchen vineyard this shows wonderful spice on the nose with notable spice and texture. Again, this wine is drinking much like its little Kabinett sibling, spot on. The color is absolutely perfect while the palate is alive and dancing. C.H. Berres: since 1510. 1510!!! This estate has been making fantastic Ries... Read More »
Extraordinarily aromatic, vigorous wines from a vintner who grows more commanding each vintage. This is the wine that once was called Rüdesheimer Drachenstein, and it’s the wine David Schildknecht said was the best Riesling value in the world, which is because Johannes sells it to us for much less than it’s worth. For a large-production wine this receives the same care in the vineyards and cellar that every Leitz wine receives.
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always delicious, as well as an insane value, the 2014 Riesling Kung Fu Girl offers lots of exotic citrus, lychee and minty notes in a medium-bodied, delicious, vibrant profile on the palate. Downright gulpable, yet with plenty of classic Riesling flair, buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming year or so. (JD)" (6/2015) 89 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Lime leaf, white peach and mineral aromas rise up from the glass, with botrytis adding a grace note. The spritzy stone fruit flavors are off dry and show spot on balance." (5/2016) 89 points Wine Spectator: "Light and refreshing, with prett ...Read More »
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "While this has a tight corset of freshness and structure, expressive notes of peach show their exuberance. The palate again reveals tautness, shot through with lemon purity while the peach delightfully plays around them." (12/2015)
97 points James Suckling: "This is so open and sexy with blood orange, minerals, flint and stone. Full-bodied and tangy, plus sliced lemon, lime and white peach. Salty with limestone too. Amazing." (9/2015) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A benchmark for Alsace Riesling, Cuvée Frédéric Emile is released only as it approaches maturity, and this 2009 is just getting there now. With kerosene aromas and tight, intensely zesty and mineral flavors, it shows the Trimbach approach—that Riesling needs to be bone dry. It's impressive now, but will be even better from 2016. (RV)" (12/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Citrus zest, fruit ...Read More »
A wonderfully dry, but not mouth-searing, style of Riesling for those who love the delicate attributes of the noble Riesling varietal but aren't keen on any residual sugar. Makes for a nice aperitif or to wash down grilled sausages, and even matches deliciously with smoked fish.
I love the 2002 vintage in Germany - completely overshadowed by the 2001's and 2003's. For me, it was a perfect vintage with fresh aromatics, fruit textures and delicate acidities. This bottling is drinking absolutely perfect. You will be shocked by the color of this nearly 16 year old Kabinett. Super fresh and lively with just a kiss of that petrol which comes with age. The palate is amazingly fresh, pretty and delicate. This wine is good not just because of the price but, because it is just plain good! C.H. Berres: since 1510. 1510!!! This estate has b... Read More »
90 points Wine Spectator: "Taut and filled with dried apple and baked pear flavors that feature plenty of custard and lemon curd notes. Accents of dried sage and mint on the pure-tasting finish. Drink now through 2020. (Web Only—2016)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Estate Rheingau Riesling Trocken has a clear and quite intense white peach flavor on the nose. Piquant and very juicy, this medium-bodied wine has a good fruit intensity and ripeness. Well done. (SR)" (12/2015) Vinous: "Unusually for a dry Gutsriesling of its vintage, this bottling sourced from a range of Oestrich sites was not chaptalized, yet reached ...Read More »
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Riesling Kabinett Oberhäuser Leistenberg is cool, fresh and just ripe on the pure and elegant nose. Gentle and smooth, but also piquant and salty on the palate, this is a light and fruity, well balanced Kabinett with ripe acidity and a pure and salty, very stimulating finish. In a few words: round and juicy, but extremely stimulating and light. As father Hermann Dönnhoff once said, 'The Leistenberg is not the wine with the highest must weight, but it's always our finest wine.' (SR)" (12/2015) Vinous: "White peach, fresh fig and apple are signaled on the n ...Read More »
We are very excited to present the Kalinda Rheingau Riesling. The wine comes from one of the top producers in the Rheingau who pay the utmost attention to detail in the vineyards and the winery. Aromas of honeysuckle, freshly zested lemons and stone fruits lead to a palate that is alive with yellow apples, necterine and a hint of lanonlin. This off-dry riesling is balanced by loads of acidity and is the perfect pairing for spicy or fatty foods. (Olivia Ragni K&L Wines Germany liaison)
93 points Wine & Spirits: "This sandy loess–rich vineyard gave a 2014 that tastes like summer in all its juicy peach and sweet corn flavor. Its sunny disposition make it easy to gulp, but, given time in the glass, the structure becomes more apparent, a broad band of acidity couched in firm, earthy minerality. Enjoy it now, with a corn chowder, and lose a few bottles in the cellar for a few years, too." (12/2015) K&L Notes: The Magdalenenkreuz Vineyard is located on the hillside banks of the town of Rüdesheim. The vineyard starts at an elevation of 100 meters and rises to 165 meters in a relati... Read More »
90 points Wine Enthusiast: "The zest of grapefuit, lemon and the crunch of Granny Smith apples heralds a bright, fruity and superrefreshing wine. Midpalate texture encloses the fresh acidity beautifully and has ample liveliness and a dry finish." (12/2015)
Jancis Robinson: "RS 30 g/l or thereabouts. Light, bright limey citrus aroma, the fruit revealed by the higher sugar level compared with the QbA trocken. Pure and refined, great delicacy but not lacking in fruit and persistence. (JH)" (5/2015)
This wine is a collaboration between Jesse Skiles of Fausse Piste, Tom Monroe of Division Winemaking Company, and Barnaby Tuttle of Teutonic. According to Olga Tuttle of Teutonic: "The Tripod Project was formed by a three-way friendship between Barnaby, Jesse and Tom who share the same philosophy about wine, but different winemaking techniques and styles. They wanted to see how a wine would taste made literally three different ways and then brought back together. The Riesling and Pinot Noir fruit was split up three ways and all went to separate wineries ... Read More »
92 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of dried citrus, flower and mineral. Full-bodied and tight with a fresh and clean palate. Salty and bright. Intense. Drink or hold. From organically grown grapes." (9/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Light note of honey at first. Honey and lemon - the honey giving it a suggestion of maturity that is contradicted by the SO2 still in evidence. There's a hint of sweetness on the finish but the overall balance is good. Rich but very fresh. (JH)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: This organically grown Alsatian Riesling comes from the Glintzberg vineyard in Bergbieten, which is essentially the sa... Read More »
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Beautifully pure apple fruit plays on nose and palate. Citrus juice frames the fruit and heightens the freshness even more. If you like a slender, supercrisp style of Riesling, the purity of this will have you hooked." (7/2015)
From the producer: "From generation to generation the same quality philosophy drives us, but also rigor and passion. We do not leave anything to chance. The quality is achieved by a lot of effort put together, whether in the vineyards, in the cellar but also through communicating with our customers and giving them a fun time."
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Floral and with citrus flavors on the nose starts the 2014 Rüdesheimer Riesling Trocken. On the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, very piquant and mineral/crystalline Riesling with a lingering salinity and lemon flavor. Very persistent finish. An excellent village wine with a lovely purity. Highly recommended. (SR)" (12/2015)
90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Waxy and aromatic in petrol, this stainless-steel-fermented white offers flavors of white flowers, green apple and lime around sizzling acidity. From the Main Ranch Vineyard, an estate property, it finishes high-pitched and lean, completely refreshing." (1/2016) Connoisseurs Guide: "It may start out as a bit of a minimalist in its tight, lightly varietal aromas, but it delivers more to like in the palate despite a chalky edge to its firm texture. Along the way, it blends peach fruitiness with grapefruity tightness and narrowness, and were it not for its long finish, we would p ...Read More »
Vinous: "Rendered in stainless steel from a mixture of estate and purchased Bechtheim Riesling, this compares very favorably with its slightly bulkier and more severe 2013 counterpart. White peach and grapefruit are tinged with mint and tarragon on a silky, polished palate, leading to a satisfyingly and refreshingly persistent finish. What there is of pit and pip bitterness enhances the wine's invigorating character. (DS)" (5/2014) K&L Notes: This organically produced Riesling comes from the loess, loam and limestone vineyards in and around the village of Bechtheim. Don't let... Read More »
The Laugner and Allimant families having been making wine in Alsace since the 1500s. These days, the wines are made by Hubert Laugner, the 11th generation in this winemaking lineage. Ranging in age from 18-65 years, his vineyards are at the southeast-east-facting edge of Alsace along the Rhine, planted in granitic soils with rich iron sub-soils. The Praelatenburg is full of citrus and mineral notes on the nose and palate, with subtle floral undertones. Structured and elegant, a feat that Laugner achieves by deftly blending fruit from different-aged vines... Read More »
The Mönchhof estate dates at least as far back as the 12th century, as evidenced by a document still in the Eymael family's possession, signed by Pope Alexander III, showing the Cloister Himmerod--a Cistercian Abbey--having vineyard holdings in Urzig as early as 1177. And the wines have been popular for a long time, too. At the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Mönchhof won medals for their wines. These days, the wines reflect the personality of the estate's proprietor Robert Eymael: easy to like, with a sense of style and simple sophistication.
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tight but gently touched with ripe apple, lime and grapefruit, this wine is refreshing now, although it is still too closed to show its fuller fruits. This will flesh out with time but the wine will always be among the slender, invigorating Rieslings with a precise touch of minerality." (5/2014) K&L Notes: Grown on a single, south-facing vineyard in Stein. From the winery: "This wine comes from the very old vines in this vineyard – 50 years and more. This is a rich, concentrated, and nevertheless floral Riesling that offers subtle minerality."
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "While shades of slate and saffron lend complexity and nuance, this semisweet wine is more a showcase of sumptuous yellow peach and pear flavors. Its high-toned acidity and delicate, lacy mouthfeel make it irresistibly gulpable. (ALCI)" (6/2016) Jancis Robinson: "No producer likes to be labelled predictable, but over the years I have come to the conclusion that traditional Spätlese is the Gessingers’ true forte. I enjoy the combination of racy acidity, zesty citrus fruit, tasteful sweetness and slim-line figure, nothing over-elaborate, but a pure pleasure to drink. Not too s ...Read More »
If you haven't had the wines from this estate you should. They are classy, elegant, and don't try to beat you into submission by being anything they are not. The estate wine from Dr. F. Weins-Prüm is feinherb in style. What does that mean? Basically, it is a wine that is dry, but with just a touch fruitiness to it that makes it an easygoing, quaffable wine for everyday use. This particular one is loaded with crisp apple and ripe peach, with rounded-out minerality and a juicy finish. Before you know it, the bottle will be empty. It's a good wine any time ... Read More »
95 points Bob Campbell: "Full-flavoured Riesling with lime/citrus, orange blossom, apricot, mineral and delicate nut and toast flavours. Subtle sweetness is balanced by deliciously fruity acidity to give the wine an exquisite tension and energy." 93-94 points Raymond Chan: "Brilliant, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on rim. The nose is soft and voluminous with a refined array of beautifully and harmoniously interwoven aromas of lime fruit with yellow florals and honey, along with some toasty secondary complexities. Medium in sweetness, the palate is gently rich and luscious wit ...Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Picked with 81° Oechsle, and bottled with 19 grams of residual sugar and 9.36% alcohol, the 2014 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett (AP #16) has a bright lemon color and offers raisiny flavors... The wine is nicely sweet and piquant on the palate, as well as light and mineral, and finishes with a stimulating salinity. Good length. (SR)" (3/2016)
Racy and ripe, this wine represents a beautiful yin-yang of fruity aromatics on the nose and tension on the palate. Pack it for a picnic with smoked salmon and goat cheese for pure delight. It was organically grown on stony clay slopes in the Ribeauvillé region of Alsace. Despite difficult weather, the 2010 vintage ultimately produced fresh, high-quality wines (but in lower quantities, so snatch them up while you can!). Silver medal winner in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013.
From Johannes Leitz, the creative winemaker behind Dragonstone Riesling and EINS-ZWEI-DRY. Now, mit bubbles. What more can we say, but, "Feierabend!"
According to the importer: "For purists, there is nothing like the Saar – it is arguably one of the greatest, most unique wine-growing regions on earth. The core of greatness in the Saar is intensity without weight, grandiosity without size. Frank Schoonmaker put it best in his 1956 tome The Wines of Germany: “In these great and exceedingly rare wines of the Saar, there is a combination of qualities which I can perhaps best describe as indescribable – austerity coupled with delicacy and extreme finesse, an incomparable bouquet, a clean, very attractive h... Read More »
Inventory: San Francisco
90 points Wine Spectator: "Very fruity and open-textured, featuring red peach, apricot and ripe apple flavors that are well-spiced. Shows plenty of honeyed notes on the fat finish, with accents of sage. Drink now through 2028. 25 cases imported. (KM)" (4/2016)
From importer Terry Theise: "Pure spice essence here. Garrigue, char, kiwi, even wasabi or ginger; the finish is positively drenched with extract, which joins with acidity to just sizzle away any sweetness. Perhaps the best wine I tasted from Uerzig vineyards."
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Green floral notes and lemon zest perfume this pristine, pretty kabinett. Zesty lemon-lime acidity lends a breathless elegance, brightened by sweet-tart streaks of mango and tangerine that pucker and delight. Drinks gorgeously now, but will continue to improve through at least 2020. (ALCI)" (8/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Harvested between October 20 to 25 the Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett shows a very clear, pure and subtle nose and starts with a racy attack on the sweet palate. This is a very mineral, quite complex and firmly structured Kabinett with a good length and an ...Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Mineral, almost a little peppery. Delicate but definite. Fine, sour freshness, tight and steely on the finish, very crisp. (JH)" (5/2015) K&L Notes: Donnhoff's fresh, dry Riesling comes from 15- to 30-year-old vines in the middle Nahe that typify the Donnhoff estate. The soils are stony and volcanic and the resulting wine is fresh, filigreed and mineral. A lovely everyday Riesling.
Inventory: Redwood City
91 points James Halliday: "Generosity personified, with Meyer lemon and Bickford's lime juice aromas and flavours letting nothing else get into the act (including acidity). Ready now." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Riesling is intensely scented of lime cordial, white peaches, lemon curd and honeysuckle with a waft of talc. Light-bodied, dry and with a lively acid backbone, it delivers a burst of expressive citrus flavor and great length. (LPB)" (6/2016)
91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Easygoing aromas of cling peach, sweet lime and wild herbs. The rich depth of velvety passion fruit is animated by an elegant acid backbone that gives the wine poise. Ends on a delicately spicy note. (JP)" (1/2014) K&L Notes: Enjoying a little less sun in the morning and more sun in the afternoon, the wines from Bernkasteler Badstube, which border those of the Graacher Himmelreich, tend to be just a bit lighter and more delicate than those of its neighbor.
Inventory: San Francisco
90 points Wine & Spirits: "It’s easy to get distracted by this wine’s delicacy—the pretty lemon aromas and gauzy, transparent fruit flavors—and not notice the stony notes underneath. But stay with it and those earth tones develop, providing surprising length and firmness. Treat it gently." (12/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Picked on October 17 and bottled with the 9% alcohol plus 36.4 grams residual sugar, the 2013 Riesling Kabinett tastes almost dry. So if you are looking for dry Selbach-Osters in 2013 (which in fact do not exist), take this delicious Kabinett. It is fresh on the nose and offers a bright ...Read More »
92 points Vinous: "A head-turning nose of cherry and apple with their flowers incorporates intimations of mint and cress. This combination serves for a succulently fruity and coolingly herbal impression on the silky mid-palate that simultaneously invigorates thanks to nips of fruit pit, pips and cress. Prominent sweetness complements the wine’s effusive fruitiness while its piquant and incisive elements supply welcome contrast leading into a lusciously lingering finish. (DS)" (5/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense lemon-lime and grapefruit flavors are accented by red peach and wild cherry notes t ...Read More »
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Spicy, clear and herbal, with stony and slightly tropical, nicely concentrated fruit flavors, the 2014 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett has remarkable finesse; it comes along as a very clear, straight, piquant and mineral, firmly structured and rather medium-dry tasting Kabinett. The wine has a long and intensely fruity, as well as salty and piquant finish. This is excellent Kabinett with terroir expression, although it was bottled with 45 grams of unfermented sugar (9% alcohol). (SR)" (3/2016)
Inventory: San Francisco
Though the 2013 has yet to be professionally reviewed, the 2012 earned praise from Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Domaine Rieflé Riesling Grand Cru Steinert opens with pleasant herbal and lemony aromas along with yellow stone fruit flavors and a touch of honey and caramel. It is dull-bodied, intense and juicy, with white nectarines and some dried and candied fruit flavors on the palate. This dry, very mineral and firmly structured Riesling is still tart, slightly bitter and grasped by its tannins, but this is nothing but a good sign for an excellent aging pote... Read More »
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In 2014 the Dönnhoffs bottled two different Spätlese Rieslings from their family cru Hermannshöhle. The regular 2014 Riesling Spätlese Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle shows a clear and aristocratic bouquet of great finesse. On the palate, this wine is so deliciously ripe, piquant, fine and elegant that it is almost mind-blowing. This is great and extremely cool, precise, finesse-full, frisky, filigreed and light-hearted, though still a serious Spätlese with a stimulatingly piquant finish. A great Spätlese -- one of the finest I had in 2015. (SR)" (12/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This ...Read More »
90 points Wine Spectator: "Savory aromas, with flavors of dried green herb, nectarine and fresh-cut apple. Rich and minerally on the well-spiced and crunchy finish. (KM, Web-2016)" Wine Enthusiast: "Crisp apple and pears are streaked with earthy tones of saffron and bramble in this brisk invigorating Spätlese. It's concentrated and fruity on the palate with a clingy honeyed touch that extends the finish. (AI)" (2/2016) K&L Notes: Stefan Bollig (vintage 1961) is passionately devoted to his work and is a fine example of the new generation of Mosel vintners. The family has been producing wine since the 17th Century,... Read More »
The Mönchhof estate dates at least as far back as the 12th century, as evidenced by a document still in the Eymael family's possession, signed by Pope Alexander III, showing the Cloister Himmerod--a Cistercian Abbey--having vineyard holdings in Urzig as early as 1177. And the wines have been popular for a long time, too. At the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Mönchhof won medals for their wines. These days the wines, like this one from Ürziger Würzgarten, reflect the personality of the estate's proprietor Robert Eymael: easy to like, with a sense of style ... Read More »
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very clear and subtle slate and floral aromas along with peach and orange flavors on the nose lead the feinherb 9.5% 2013 Josephshöfer Riesling Kabinett to a juicy and piquant, light-footed and lingering salty wine with a stimulating finish. This is surely one of the winner wines in the 2013 portfolio of the estate. (SR)" (2/2015) K&L Notes: Josephshöfer is a small, 4 hectare monopole vineyard acquired by the Kesselstatt counts in 1858. The site of a former monestary, the steeply sloped vineyard is situated on the river directly between the larger Wehlener Sonnenuhr ... Read More »
91 points Vinous: "A gorgeous nose evokes saffron, moss, iris and lily-of-the-valley along with anticipations of the white peach and apple that then dominate a slightly waxy, palpably dense yet buoyant palate. Orange rind accents and the persistence of inner-mouth floral perfume add appeal, leading to a finish of infectious juiciness, delightful levity (at well under 12% alcohol) and seeming suffusion of crushed stone. Most of the truly astonishing values from this vintage involve Grüner Veltliner, but here’s a Riesling whose price/quality rapport wows. What’s more, its en ...Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Riesling 101 is a medium-dry blend from the three single vineyards Lenchen, Doosberg and Hendelberg -- of which only the must of the Doosberg was fermented in oak. Clear, pure, fresh and with bright fruit aromas on the nose intermixed with some flinty/stony notes, this is a light-bodied, salty, pure and refreshing Riesling with a straight, juicy, but also mineral character with a gorgeous sweetness. This wine is more filigreed and lighter than the powerful Lenchen Alte Reben. (SR)" (12/2015)