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A.J. ADAM 10 DHRON HOF SPATLES
A.J. ADAM 2010 DHRONHOFBERGER RIESLING SPATLESE
Item: #322278
Bottle Size:750ml
$44.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Adam’s 2010 Dhronhofberger Riesling Spatlese was rendered from botrytis-free fruit, “because,” as he puts it, “I don’t want to Read More...
have Auslese character already in a Spatlese, and in recent years the tendency has become extreme for growers to want to top one another’s Spatlesen by picking or blending in Auslese. So perhaps this wine hasn’t the extreme opulence that some have come to expect. But I think it will make people happier over the long run, simply because it has more interplay and finesse.” (Why not let the grower himself describe the wine when he’s spot on? Well, perhaps a bit understated ...!) Merely looking at this wine’s analysis – 10.5 grams of finished acidity and 102 of residual sugar – you might imagine that, Adams intentions and efforts notwithstanding, it would still exhibit a certain sense of exaggeration; but one’s palate says otherwise. Persian melon, pear, and quince dominate the nose and silken, buoyant palate, with piquantly narcissus-like, musky, subtly carnal, and saliva-coaxingly saline and browned butter accents serving for intrigue and savory allure. The mineral dimensions here seem to shimmer and tingle with crystalline intricacy. For purity, polish, and sheer persistence, not to mention sensual seduction and animal magnetism, this Spatlese would be hard to top in any vintage, and I suspect it will dazzle for another 25-30 years.

Only thanks to the additional acreage he acquired last year, says Andreas Adam, was he able to offset the reduced yields of 2010 and come close to meeting a demand for his wines that has significantly increased. (And if you don’t now why it’s increased, my guess is you have yet to discover his wines!) Next year, additional parcels will come on-line particularly in cooler portions of the Dhronhofberg where it follows the Dhron heading away from the Mosel and into the Hunsruck hills. Adam has also acquired additional steep, mechanically inaccessible plots in the Piesporter Goldtropfchen whose old vines he feared would otherwise be at risk. “But I want to put most of my emphasis on Dhronhofberg,” he clarifies, “not compete with Theo and Johannes (Haart) who are the leaders in Piesport.” Adam is especially proud of recently restoring a Dhronhofberg parcel planted in 1973 to unusual density and elated over having been able to acquire what he believes is the last remaining terraced portion of this Einzellage, an almost perpetually breezy location nearly half of which had long ago gone to scrub. With yet more incredible good luck, Adam has latched onto some perfectly-maintained casks from a neighbor that will insure a consistent degree of reliance on fermentation and maturation in neutral oak. Picking in 2010 began already on October 15, in Piesport, “otherwise,” notes Adam, “some of that fruit would have gotten too ripe, because we’re talking about terraces that already in the 1990s were routinely reaching Oechsle in the 90s,” and was not completed until November 6. “It was a stressful harvest, with very small results on any given day. We did no chemical de-acidification and no malo-lactic either,” he asserts, “but we upped the length of maceration a bit to 18 hours, and in the feinherb wines we left behind additional residual sugar. We pumped some warm air into the cellar to promote spontaneous fermentation and that functioned really well. Most of the wines were finished by New Year’s: we must have a strong yeast population in our cellar. It was very cold last winter, so once the fermentations were done, we threw open the doors and got lots of tartrate precipitation.” The wines were separated from their gross lees early but stayed on their fine lees until bottling, which took place on the estate’s usual schedule, already in late March. “I’ve found that it’s on their fine lees that my wines acquire elegance,” contends Adam, “whereas if they spend too long on the full lees they can easily become too creamy for my tast
ALEXANA 11 RL REVANA
$27.95
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The Revana Vineyard is located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. This unique appellation is marked by distinct geographic elements that effectively insulate Read More...
this region from the dramatic weather variations experienced in other nearby growing areas. True to the appellation, Alexana's 80-acre property possesses an incredibly diverse and complex series of soils and exposures. Located between 360 and 640 feet above sea level, the site has eighteen soil types spread over a combination of rolling hills, steep slopes and some rugged terrain.

Stunning and bright, the Alexana 2011 Riesling is clean, crisp and austere - almost Alsatian-style Riesling. Abounding with green apple and loads of minerals, the texture is rich and expansive. Grapefruit, honeysuckle and a hint of petrol come together to create a complex wine with intense layers and brilliant acidity, perfect for pairing with spicy food.
ARGYLE 11 RL
ARGYLE 2011 RIESLING
WILLAMETTE VALLEY 750mL
Item: #201720
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.95
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Right out of the glass, this wine is all flowers! An intoxicating bouquet of wisteria, daphne, and lily-of-the-valley backed by a wonderful sweet ginger spice and an aroma of waxy Read More...
paraffin is followed on the palate with clean, fresh spiced pear and almost resinous tropical fruit notes with hints of jasmine. The long finish belies the vintage, showing a distinct stony minerality and crisp acidity to maintain the lively edge to this medium-dry style Riesling.
ARROWOOD 07 RL LH SARALEE'S
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ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS - "For nearly 40 years, Arrowood has been California’s undisputed master of auslese, beerenauslese, and trockenbeerenauslese-Read More...
styled sweet Rieslings. He has been on target with these wines since he first began making them at Chateau St. Jean 30 years ago. The auslese-styled 2007 Special Select Late Harvest Riesling Saralee’s Vineyard contains 21.7 grams of residual sugar as well as terrific acidity, and gorgeous aromas of lychee nuts, apricots, peaches, and apple butter. This sweet white should drink easily for another 5-6 years."
BECK-HARTWEG 11 RIESLING PREST
BECK-HARTWEG 2011 RIESLING CUVEE PRESTIGE
Item: #333508
Bottle Size:750ML
$16.99
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DILLMANN 05 TROCKENBEEREN AUSL
DILLMANN 2005 TROCKENBEEREN AUSLESE 375ml
Item: #333301
Bottle Size:375ML
$19.95

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Riesling wines can age quite well. With the right levels of sugar and acidity, Rieslings can age for much longer than most would think (wines of up to 100 years of age, good wines Read More...
mind you, are not uncommon; the townhall of Bremen, Germany stores wines, including Riesling-based wines, that date back to 1653!).

This Riesling is at a great point in its lifespan right now and should be optimum over the next 8-18 months. Trockenbeeren-Auslese (TBA) wines have the highest level of sugar in the Prädikatswein system utilized in German and Austrian wine classifications. This means that the grapes have been individually picked and are shrivelled with noble rot, often to the point of appearing like a raisin. This translates to a wine that's rich and full of flavor and depth.

The first thing that struck us is the color of this TBA. So dark! Dark caramel, medium-strength ice tea, medium-grade maple syrup in color, the nose alone is worth the price of admission on this bottling: aged honey comb, marzipan, vintage rum, a hint of diesel, plantain, ripe tropical fruits, spun sugar. The palate continues the show: viscous and rich, tastes of maderia, banana, stewed tree fruits, aged peach syrup, ripe apricot, kerosene and rhum agricole are awash in decent acidity, keeping everything uplifted uplifted and delicious, fresh and vigourous. This is a great opportunity to taste a quality aged Riesling at a fantastic price.
DONNHOFF 11 OBER BRUC 375ml
DONNHOFF 11 OBERHAUSER BRUCKE RL AUSLESE GOLD 375
Item: #328021
Bottle Size:375ML
$39.98

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WINE ADVOCATE 93 -"The Donnhoff 2011 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese gold capsule represents a selection of partly-botrytized bunches pulled Read More...
out before what remained was packed under film to await the first hard frost. Mango and papaya, quince and peach deliver an impression both tropical and northerly, with musky animal and smoky black tea scents adding intrigue, while alkaline, saline, and otherwise maritime nuances lend saliva-inducing counterpoint to this elixir’s sheer richness of fruit as well as its palate’s opulence, oily texture, and honeyed glaze. There is a glowing, soothing yet stimulating harmony to the finish, even if not the animation or spellbinding interactivity of this year’s Donnhoff Spatlesen. I would plan to follow it over the next 20-25 years. Donnhoff doesn’t disagree with me that this is 2011 first and Brucke second. “You can’t heighten the typicity of the site by means of botrytis,” he adds. “That reached its apex already in the Spatlese.”
DONNHOFF 12 FELSEN R GG DRY
DONNHOFF 2012 FELSENBERG RL GG DRY
Item: #328019
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:94
$59.98
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Donnhoff’s dry Grand Cru Felsenberg is an amazing wine. The bouquet reveals spiced pear, flowers, crushed stones with a touch of cream. The palate reveala white peach, mango, tangerine Read More...
and stone fruit. Everything is precise and fantastically focused in this crisp and persistent Riesling.
DONNHOFF 12 KREUZ KROT RL KAB
DONNHOFF 2012 KREUZNACHER KROTENPFUHL RL KAB
Item: #321208
Bottle Size:750ml
$23.98
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What is it like? The 2012 vintage produced wines that are ripe, clean with full-throttle fruit. Very little Auslese was made this year due to the long sunny ripening Read More...
period and lack of botrytis (botrytis gives the wine sweetness). The lack of botyrtis means even the Auslese are super-ripe and clean rather than sweet.
If you know Donnhoff wines, you will need no further words. If you do not know them, then this is one of the world’s great wine experiences open to you: clarity, complexity and yet light, with a sheer beauty that can come only from these spectacular vineyards in the Nahe region.
DONNHOFF 12 NIED HERM RL SPAT
DONNHOFF 2012 NIEDERHAUSER HERMANNSHOEHLE RL SPAT
Item: #321120
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:96
$53.98
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Donnhoff's 2012 Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese offers a riot of herbal aromas reminiscent of but far more intense and diverse than that of the corresponding Grosses Gewachs, Read More...
and here, too, accompanied by grapefruit and passion fruit in a manner that calls to mind Sauvignon. Horehound, licorice, sage, mint, black tea, nut oils, candied grapefruit rind, and crushed stone inform a silken-textured palate.
DONNHOFF 12 NOR KIRSCH RL SPAT
DONNHOFF 2012 NORHEIMER KIRSCHHECK RL SPAT
Item: #324099
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$34.98
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DR FISCHER 12 TROCKEN
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The Fischer family has been involved with viticulture since 1758. Owner-winemaker Karin Fischer produces dry-style wines that can accompany fine cuisine. The grapes for this dry (trocken) Read More...
Riesling were sourced from sustainably farmed 60 to 70-year-old vines from a steep, south facing vineyard. The Saar is a region that has benefited from global warming as the fruit is now able to ripen more fully thus balancing the minerality and crispness of Saar wines. This Riesling has a lovely nose of peaches and apricots. On the palate you find yellow plum, white peach and nectarine flavors leading to a concentrated grey slate minerality on the finish. The wine is both flavorful and refreshingly light on its feet. Perfect with snacks on a warm afternoon or serve with fish, seafood and chicken dishes. This would also be a great wine to serve with your Easter ham.
DR PAULY BERGWEILER 11 RL K
DR PAULY-BERGWEILER 2011 BERNKASTELER RIESLING KAB
Item: #362330
Bottle Size:750ml
$19.99
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Winemaker Notes: The Badstube Kabinett has a bouquet of ripe apricot, with spicy and exotic notes. Well-integrated acidity is combined with nuances of apple, nutmeg and white pepper. Read More...
This wine achieves a nice balance between sugar and aciditiy. Try this Riesling with scalloped veal schnitzel with mushrooms and Gruyere cheese, served with mashed potatoes.

EICHINGER 11 RL GAISBERG 1er
BIRGIT EICHINGER 2011 RIESLING GAISBERG 1er
Item: #362353
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.95
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Winemaker Birgit Eichinger and her husband, Christian, founded their winery in 1992. This lovely dry Riesling was sourced from the Erste Lage (first growth) ranked and sustainably Read More...
farmed Gaisberg vineyard in the Kamptal region. On the nose you find wonderful aromas of tropical fruits with a hint of citrus. In the mouth flavors of lime, wet rocks and stone fruits lead to a minerally, crisp finish. This is a great example of how delicious a truly dry Riesling can be.
ELK COVE 10 ULTIMA WHITE 375mL
$29.95

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Elk Cove’s "Ultima" wines are their definition of dessert; opulence in a bottle. Having long ago established a “cult-like” status, Riesling remains the cornerstone of this new blend. Read More...
The Ultima is comprised each vintage of a selection of aromatic varietals consisting of a proprietary blend. While Riesling supplies the weight of this wine with fresh pear, apricot and honey notes the supplemental varietals adds beautiful delicate aromatics. Our process for crafting the “ice wine” style for this blend involves late picking the grapes and commercially freezing them before pressing followed by blending in tank before ferment. Very little botrytis is present.
FIRESTONE 12 RIESLING
FIRESTONE 12 RIESLING
Item: #221511
Bottle Size:750ml
$8.99
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FRANCOIS BAUR 06 RIESLING TURK
FRANCOIS BAUR 06 RIESLING TURK
Item: #322341
Bottle Size:750ML
$19.99
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Situated at the end of the valley of Munster, itself overlooking the town of Turckheim, the area enjoys remarkably long hours in the sun due to its south to south-easterly exposure. Read More...
In addition, it rises to an altitude of 345 m, further benefiting from the cooling breezes found at these higher altitudes. Its homogenous granite make up and excellent microclimate particularly favour the production of Riesling. Dry and crisp; this is a great food wine.
GAINEY 11 RL
GAINEY 11 RL
Item: #224390
Bottle Size:750ml
$9.99
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HENSCHKE 13 RIESLING "JULIUS"
HENSCHKE 2013 RIESLING "JULIUS"
Item: #301685
Bottle Size:750ML
$29.98
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HEYMANN-LOWENSTEIN 12 RL
HEYMANN-LOWENSTEIN 12 RL SCHIEFERTERRASON
Item: #362369
Bottle Size:750ml
$25.98
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Winemaker Reinhard Lowenstein makes atypical, intensely focused Rieslings. He has really honed into the fact that his sites are based on different kinds of slate that really add Read More...
intensity to his wines.

Löwenstein, who founded the winery in 1980, was carefully searching for the best locations (terroir) before starting his venture in Winningen, a small hamlet along the lower Mosel (south of Koblenz). He is an innovator whose wine styles differ from the Mosel tradition, an inspiration to many young wine-makers at the Mosel river.

Yields are kept low, harvest is late and the steep slopes of the slate stone reflect the days heat during the night. Moreover, the juice is allowed to stay with the skin for up to two days. Some Botrytis infected fruit is sometimes also added giving complexity to the wine. Rheinhard Löwenstein’s wine making philosophy is non interventionist. He intends to bring out the terroir. The wines are Organic.

Heymann Lowenstein produces Riesling from several very steep terraced sights in and around Winnigen. The great sights that Reinhard utilizes include: Uhlen, Rottgen, Vom Blauem Schifer, and the wine Schieferterrassen which is a blend of 10 to 20 selected sites, all 1st growths. These are exotic wines with power and precision.

What Peter Weygandt has to say:
Reinhard Lowenstein, whose family had been winegrowers for generations, was as a youth somewhat rebellious and intially he did not want to follow the family tradition. His questioning mind and views of the world, however, put him in good stead to be a winemaker. He has become one of the most famous and iconoclast winemakers in Germany. His wines are so sought after that he sells nearly 60% of his production to private customers in Germany, and the rest are highly allocated around the world.

His vineyards are located on the far eastern edge of the Mosel, above Winnigen, just a few miles from Koblenz, on some of the highest and steepest slopes of the Mosel. Here the soils are virtually all slate, and Reinhard has made a study, not only of expositions, but even more, each type (color) of slate. So there is Blauen Schiefer (blue slate), Roth Lay (red slate, Lay being another name for slate), prominently noted on the various cuvees. In fact, he is so well-known for these minute studies of soil and exposition that he has been given the name “terroir-ist” by the German press.

Due to the extreme low yields and old vines, these are not “light, pretty” wines, either. They are big, powerful Auslese level wines with little residual sugar and imposing structure. As one goes “up the ladder”, each wine is more and more concentrated and an even more perfect expression of its terroir.

These are German wines for people who would also love Grand Cru white Burgundy like Batard-Montrachet or Corton-Charlemagne. Indeed, Revue du Vin de France named Heymann –Lowenstein (Reinhard’s wife’s maiden name is Heymann), Foreign Winery of the Year last year, over Vega-Sicilia and three other nominees.

One could fairly describe Reinhard, both in fame and style, as the F.X. Pichler of the Mosel.

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