2007 Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett (Previously $18)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A generic 2007 Riesling Schonborn’s fourth non-vineyard-designated bottling this vintage, for those who are counting offers something of the piquancy and refreshment that characterized the trocken version. Pear, apple, and nut oils are tinged by peach kernel bitterness and salt in this smoothly-textured Riesling that’s a bit obviously sweet, but should find its uses over the next 3-4 years.
Ripe and plump, with peach and apricot notes. Balanced and accessible now, with a citrus- and mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015.
Schloss Schönborn is one of Germany's largest and oldest estates and can be traced back to the times of the crusades in 1349. The estate is still family owned today. If you like your Rieslings with some bottle age on them, then this should be right up your alley. With more than 650 years of winegrowing tradition, this family-owned estate puts quality front and center. 2007 was a very pretty and precise vintage and this wine shows every aspect of that with its bright perfume of fruits, precise minerality, juicy acidity and lengthy finish. One hell of a deal at $13.99!