2009 Georg Albrecht Schneider Dornfelder
This comes from Weingut Albrecht Schneider, run by the same family for seven generations. This comes from the red shale soils of the Rheinhessen and is entirely Dornfelder, a hybrid grape created in 1955 that produces full-bodied, fruit-forward reds. The Baltimore Sun describes the 2009 as such: "If you have any doubts about global warming, here's evidence of its existence: a fully ripe, delicious red wine from up north in Germany...This wine is simply delicious not heavy but full of intense cherry and wild berry flavor. It's comparable in style to a medium-bodied Burgundy, with a nice touch of earthiness."