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German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (Anbaugebiete) are situated. Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration.

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  • ALFRED MERKELBACH 2016 RIESLING AUSLESE URZIGER WURZGARTEN A.P. #11

    Item #: 318010
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS 91 POINTS "Harvested botrytis-free at 90 Oechsle, this was stopped with a bit higher res...
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS 91 POINTS "Harvested botrytis-free at 90 Oechsle, this was stopped with a bit higher residual sugar and lower alcohol than its Spätlese counterparts, a decision based on the Merkelbachs’ assessment that it exhibited Auslese tendencies. The nose is effusively and decadently floral, suggesting heliotrope and fading lily. Along with that come scents of overripe kiwi and honeydew melon, all of which presage a luscious, expansive but buoyant palate with impressively persistent layering of inner-mouth floral perfume. A pinch of salinity and a kiss of wet stone add saliva-inducement and interest to a finish that only wants a bit for animation, clarity and juiciness when compared with the most successful wines of the present collection." -- David Schildknecht

    MOSEL FINE WINES 91 POINTS The 2016er Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese AP11 was harvested at 90 degrees Oechsle in the prime Class I Pichter (locally called Langpichter) sector of the Urziger Wurzgarten. The wine develops a beautiful nose of melon, pear, grapefruit and fine spices. It proves quite smooth but multi-layered on the palate and leaves a great playful and airy feel in the long finish. This is plain beautiful and has great upside potential if the fresher zesty side comes through.
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  • ALFRED MERKELBACH 2016 RIESLING SPATLESE KINHEIMER ROSENBERG A.P. #2

    Item #: 318009
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS 90 POINTS "Picked a day after the A.P. #1 but in a sector slightly lower in must weight a...
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS 90 POINTS "Picked a day after the A.P. #1 but in a sector slightly lower in must weight and higher in acidity, this evokes ripe pear and quince tinged with caramel. The feel is soothingly soft but preserves luscious fresh fruit juiciness, and the lingering finish introduces cooling notes of mint and tarragon as well as piquant pear seed counterpoint, its residual sugar more effectively (and more typically for a Merkelbach Spatlese) integrated than in that corresponding A.P. #1." -- David Schildknecht
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  • ALFRED MERKELBACH 2016 RIESLING SPATLESE KINHEIMER ROSENBERG, A.P. #1

    Item #: 318008
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    "Poached pear and dried quince dominate the proceedings, overlain with hints of decadent lily. ...it finishes soothingly, with pure fruit and a l...
    "Poached pear and dried quince dominate the proceedings, overlain with hints of decadent lily. ...it finishes soothingly, with pure fruit and a light kiss of wet stone. Fifty-seven grams of residual sugar engender a stronger sense of sheer sweetness than typical for a Merkelbach Spatlese. Just to add one more note of intrigue: for whatever it might be worth, the low yields and high must weight here went hand in hand with unusually high dry extract." -- David Schildknecht
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  • AUGSBURGER GLUHWEIN 1L

    Item #: 102362
    Bottle Size: 1L

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  • BECKER 2014 PINOT NOIR GERMANY

    Item #: 308344
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    In the small town of Schweigen, Becker's vineyards straddle the French border… about 70% of this wine is grown in France, the other 30% on the Germ...
    In the small town of Schweigen, Becker's vineyards straddle the French border… about 70% of this wine is grown in France, the other 30% on the German side. The soils consist of limestone covered in a clay/loam mix. The grapes are all destemmed and fermented in open tanks. The final blend is aged in large oak casks and 10% smaller barriques, all neutral oak. This is an incredibly drinkable, lovely Pinot with sweet fruit married to exceptional minerality. Notes of dried cranberry, pomegranate and light cherry entice the palate. Year after year, Becker's basic cuvee achieves the holy grail of Pinot: a light body belied by delicious flavor. Great on its own, but also compliments heavier seafood, poultry, and fine cuts of beef and game.
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  • BERNHARD HUBER 2013 PINOT NOIR ALTE REBEN SPATBURGUNDER

    Item #: 321301
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    BERNHARD HUBER 2013 PINOT NOIR ALTE REBEN WINE ADVOCATE - 91 POINTS Huber's 2013 Spatburgunder Alte Reben co...
    BERNHARD HUBER 2013 PINOT NOIR ALTE REBEN WINE ADVOCATE - 91 POINTS Huber's 2013 Spatburgunder Alte Reben comes from a selection of vines that average 40 years of age and are planted on shell limestone soils, including the crus. The wine displays a deep, spicy, clear and slightly flinty cherry and red berry bouquet, which has remarkable finesse and precision. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, fresh and refined, this is a beautifully elegant and balanced Pinot Noir. There are present yet silky tannins and a long, clear, fresh and aromatic finish. This is an excellent little cru with grip and stimulating authenticity. - Stephan Reinhardt

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    After the early death of Bernhard Huber two years ago, it is now his son, Julian, who directs the domaine together with his mother; she is the general manager of the back office, whereas Julian is responsible for the wines. Julian has a very good feeling for wine and with growing experience, he will bring the already prestigious domaine further forward. I tasted his 2014s at the domaine in the middle of June and the 2013 Pinot Noirs in my home office a month later.

    "2014 was a great vintage for white, but also for red wines," says Julian, referring to the freshness and precision of the wines that reveal a refined and remarkable acidity structure in this year. Julian compares his 2014s to the 2008s and 2004s of his dad, although the 2008 grapes were less juicy than in 2014 and the winemaking style of the 2004s was still different. "It was essential to reduce the yields in 2014, since the fruit buds were pretty high. So we halved our grapes already before véraison, because the concentration and juiciness in the upper part of the grape cluster is much better than in the lower. Also, the ripening is more homogeneous."

    2014 was an early vintage and team Huber started harvesting Pinot in the warm Schlossberg grand cru on September 10th. The grapes received very good ripeness levels, whereas the sugar level remained moderate, Julian reports. "In fact, we picked many of our Pinot Noirs below 90° Oechsle and even the Grosse Lage grapes were at 90/91° Oechsle maximum." So in the end of the fermentation process, the musts were slightly chaptalized—not to give more power to the wines, but "to extend the fermentation and maceration up to four weeks," Julian explains.

    "The grapes were seized XL and contained a lot of juice in 2014," he proceeds. "However, I prefer more vegetal flavors and also more structure in my wines, so I used 50-60% of the stems for the Grosses Gewächs Spätburgunder, respectively 8-90% for the Schlossberg, which is our warmest terroir and gives the most matured wines."

    The qualities of both vintages, 2014 and 2013, are great when it comes to Pinot Noir. These wines are pure, fresh and aromatic, and really vivacious and transparent on the palate. They are less rich and powerful than in former years and need at least three years to develop their talents. The crus are aged in 100% new barriques (from Taransaud, François Frères and Rousseau) ,but it is interesting to know that the malolactic fermentation is done no earlier than in spring. This is done "just to get a new vitalization into the wines," Julian says, and the wines are racked from new into used barrels in the summer following the harvest.

    It is Julian Huber who is responsible for the great stylistic change of the Chardonnays, which tended to be broad and sweeping, and came along in a more international style. The grapes are now picked with greenish flavors, but "by no means yellow fruit aromas," Julian stresses. He is a fan of the Burgundy wines of Domaine Roulot and the "wildness and structure" of Coche-Dury. "We began working with a screw press in 2013, but we did not understand it until 2014. There is no need for maceration time, because the pressing gives the structure we are looking for, but we don’t lose freshness." Chardonnay will become the most prominent white variety next to the red Pinot Noir at the domaine, so the wine program will become smaller, but mire focused. Huber currently runs 28 hectares of vines, but he aims for less. "I want to know everything that's going on out there in the vineyard before I employ a cellar master," he says. There is no doubt that the future of Weingut Bernhard Huber has already begun and it has already achieved a very high level.
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  • DARTING 2015 PINOT MEUNIER

    Item #: 375497
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Also known as "Schwarzriesling" or "Black Riesling" this lively red made of 100% Pinot Meunier from the Pfalz region, has a 13.5% ABV. It has a lig...
    Also known as "Schwarzriesling" or "Black Riesling" this lively red made of 100% Pinot Meunier from the Pfalz region, has a 13.5% ABV. It has a light red color, with a touch of sediment, and a mild, pleasing aroma of red fruit and spice. It is a light-bodied wine, subtle and elegant in its presentation, with delicious flavors of cherry and cranberry, a mild spicy backbone and a hint of earthiness. Nice acidity, a lingering finish, and interesting. Overall, it was delicious and paired perfectly with a dinner of lamb lollipops. Winemaker is Helmut Darting, conducts minimal-intervention winemaking. For example, he uses only natural yeasts and ferments slowly under cold temperatures. They also tend to use large oak casks for aging, locally sourced and made.
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  • DONNHOFF 2017 ESTATE RIESLING QBA NAHE, GERMANY

    Item #: 328015
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    "In my opinion, the greatest white-wine value ON EARTH" - Terry Theise, Importer.

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 89+ POINTS
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    "In my opinion, the greatest white-wine value ON EARTH" - Terry Theise, Importer.

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 89+ POINTS
    Helmut Dönnhoff joked that the “grapes were so good in 2017 that we ended up with wines that were too serious for basic wines in this vintage.” Such is the case with this lovely Estate Riesling Feinherb, which offers up a fine bouquet of apple, spring flowers, a fine sense of minerality, a bit of citrus zest and a nice touch of saltiness. On the palate the wine is mediumfull, crisp and poised in its balance, with lovely focus and grip and a long, vibrant finish. Good juice. 2018-2030. 89+.
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  • DONNHOFF 2017 RIESLING ESTATE TROCKEN (DRY)

    Item #: 321206
    Bottle Size: 750ml


    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 89 POINTS
    The 2017 Estate Riesling Trocken is a very strong indication that the entire li...




    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 89 POINTS
    The 2017 Estate Riesling Trocken is a very strong indication that the entire lineup is going to be excellent here in this vintage, as this is a very high quality, entry level wine. The wine comes in at twelve percent alcohol and carries 4.5 grams per liter of residual sugar this year. It offers up a fine bouquet of tart orange, grapefruit, slate, a touch of wild yeasts and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is medium-full, focused and very well-balanced, with a good core, ripe, seamless acids and excellent length and grip on the open and precise finish. This is a serious bottle! 2018-2030. 89.

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    From volcanic soils the 2017 (Estate) Riesling Trocken is lovely, pure, refined and mineral on the nose, displaying ripe white fruit aromas and crushed stone flavors. On the palate, this is a tension-filled, lovely, juicy and intense Riesling of great elegance, lightness and finesse.
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  • EGON MULLER 2011 RIESLING SCHARZHOFBERGER AUSLESE

    Item #: 311088
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "Muller’s 2011 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese delivers a penetrating and multifari...
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "Muller’s 2011 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese delivers a penetrating and multifarious nose of heliotrope, lily, candied lime rind, quince preserves, white peach preserves, distilled herbal essences, marzipan and brown spices. Almost weightlessly delicate yet simultaneously expansive and creamy, this both caresses and stimulates the palate with a kaleidoscopically interactive array of those diverse and exotic elements that on the nose signaled its ripeness and botrytis ennoblement. An almost syrupy sense of white peach – along with hints of white raisin that emerge in that prodigious finish – fails to tip the scales in too-confectionary a direction thanks to a vibratory sense of energy and refreshing rivulet of juicy fresh peach and lime that is threaded throughout."
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  • EGON MULLER 2015 RIESLING SCHARZHOFBERGER AUSLESE

    Item #: 311012
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR - 95 POINTS This sings with a pure, elegant mix of peach, quince, dried pear and apple tart flav...
    WINE SPECTATOR - 95 POINTS This sings with a pure, elegant mix of peach, quince, dried pear and apple tart flavors. Rich and creamy midpalate, this features an exuberantly minerally and fruity finish that glistens with acidity. Drink now through 2042. 20 cases imported.

    JAMESSUCKLING.COM - 96 POINTS A creamy-dreamy nose with a lot of tropical flowers that is very enticing. Very lush and concentrated but with great purity and delicacy too. If you have never tasted an Auslese from Egon, then you've missed something in life. This wine is the ideal one to put that right. If you're already familiar with this wine from other vintages, you could wait years or decades for this. Stuart Pigott

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 97 POINTS The 2015 Auslese from the Scharzhofberg vineyard that I had the pleasure to taste from Egon Müller is utterly brilliant. The bouquet offers up a very, very pure and discreetly glazed bouquet of white cherries, pear, bee pollen, a touch of orange zest, gentle slate undertow and a pungent topnote of cherry blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and stunningly pure, with a creamy core, ripe, juicy acids and magical length and grip on the nascently complex and absolutely electric finish. This is a breathtakingly magical wine in the making, and keep in mind, this is only the tip of the Auslesen iceberg at Weingut Müller! 2025- 2100. 97.

    MOSEL FINE WINES 96+ POINTS Gorgeously vibrant scents of white peach, herbs and spices give way to richer and more complex notes of apricot, pineapple and fresh herbs and white flowers with airing. The wine manages to be delicately smooth and, at same time, racy as an almost Eiswein-like acidity cleanses the palate and provides focus to an area of complex cocktail fruits, herbs and minerals in the finish. This beauty in the making has stunning development potential. 2025-2060
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  • EGON MULLER 2015 RIESLING SCHARZHOFBERGER AUSLESE 375ML **HALF BOTTLE**

    Item #: 311017
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    WINE SPECTATOR - 95 POINTS This sings with a pure, elegant mix of peach, quince, dried pear and apple tart flav...
    WINE SPECTATOR - 95 POINTS This sings with a pure, elegant mix of peach, quince, dried pear and apple tart flavors. Rich and creamy midpalate, this features an exuberantly minerally and fruity finish that glistens with acidity. Drink now through 2042. 20 cases imported.

    JAMESSUCKLING.COM - 96 POINTS A creamy-dreamy nose with a lot of tropical flowers that is very enticing. Very lush and concentrated but with great purity and delicacy too. If you have never tasted an Auslese from Egon, then you've missed something in life. This wine is the ideal one to put that right. If you're already familiar with this wine from other vintages, you could wait years or decades for this. Stuart Pigott

    JOHN GILMAN - VIEW FROM THE CELLAR - 97 POINTS The 2015 Auslese from the Scharzhofberg vineyard that I had the pleasure to taste from Egon Müller is utterly brilliant. The bouquet offers up a very, very pure and discreetly glazed bouquet of white cherries, pear, bee pollen, a touch of orange zest, gentle slate undertow and a pungent topnote of cherry blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and stunningly pure, with a creamy core, ripe, juicy acids and magical length and grip on the nascently complex and absolutely electric finish. This is a breathtakingly magical wine in the making, and keep in mind, this is only the tip of the Auslesen iceberg at Weingut Müller! 2025- 2100. 97.

    MOSEL FINE WINES 96+ POINTS Gorgeously vibrant scents of white peach, herbs and spices give way to richer and more complex notes of apricot, pineapple and fresh herbs and white flowers with airing. The wine manages to be delicately smooth and, at same time, racy as an almost Eiswein-like acidity cleanses the palate and provides focus to an area of complex cocktail fruits, herbs and minerals in the finish. This beauty in the making has stunning development potential. 2025-2060
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  • EL IXSIR 2012 RED LEBANON

    Item #: 342366
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    James Suckling: 92
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "El Ixsir (Elixir) is the top wine produced by the Ixsir winery located just outside...
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "El Ixsir (Elixir) is the top wine produced by the Ixsir winery located just outside Batroun, Lebanon. The excellent 2012 is composed of 55% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot aged 24 months in French oak (50% new). On the nose you find aromas of blackberries, black cherries, red fruits and a hint of woody spice. On the palate silky, lush fruit flavors are balanced with good structure and a long finish. Drinking very well now if decanted, the 2012 will benefit from another year or two in the bottle. The Wine Advocate gave this 92 points praising its Cote Rotie-like style."
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  • EMRICH SCHONLEBER 2016 RIESLING ESTATE TROCKEN

    Item #: 324314
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator - 89 POINTS - Sourced in Weiler, Nussbaum and Monzingen, the 2016 Nahe Riesling Trocken displays a clear, fresh and aromatic bouquet...
    Wine Spectator - 89 POINTS - Sourced in Weiler, Nussbaum and Monzingen, the 2016 Nahe Riesling Trocken displays a clear, fresh and aromatic bouquet with ripe, seed fruit aromas. Pure, piquant and fresh on the palate, this is a medium-bodied, round and juicy Riesling with a good, intense finish. Quite powerful.
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  • ENDERLE AND MOLL 2016 PINOT NOIR "LIASON" ORGANIC, SPATBURGUNDER, BADEN

    Item #: 362348
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Silky and aromatic, this earthy, red-fruited Pinot Noir that could rival even the best Bourgogne Rouge bottlings. Sleek, soft, mineral-driven red f...
    Silky and aromatic, this earthy, red-fruited Pinot Noir that could rival even the best Bourgogne Rouge bottlings. Sleek, soft, mineral-driven red fruit dominates the palate, with nuances of herb spice and soil. Sven Enderle and Florian Moll farm a little over five acres on the western fringe of the Black Forest. Most of their Pinot comes from two sites: one with 25-45 year-old vines planted in colored sandstone (Buntsandstein), and one other miniscule plot (0.045 ha total) from 60-year-old vines (the oldest in the region) planted in shell limestone (Muschelkalk). All work in the vineyard is done by hand, yields are low, and vineyard work is organic/biodynamic. Parcels are vinified separately, with one-third whole clusters. Grapes are crushed in an old wooden basket press and then go into second-hand Burgundy barrels (mostly from Domaine Dujac). Florian thinks it foolish to automatically equate higher ripeness levels with better quality and that doing so often leads to overripe, high-alcohol wines with lots of extract and a shortage of acidity and delicacy. These are delicious Pinots of enormous integrity, made with undeniable passion and point of view.
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  • FALKENSTEIN 2016 RIESLING KRETTNACHER ALTENBERG SPATLESE TROCKEN (DRY)

    Item #: 374426
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS Harvested rather late (at the end of October), the 2016 Krettnacher Altenberg Rieslin...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS Harvested rather late (at the end of October), the 2016 Krettnacher Altenberg Riesling Spatlese Trocken has a beautifully clear, fine and aromatic bouquet with delicate citrus flavors and exciting flinty, coolish notes of crushed stones. Round and elegant, firm and very mineral on the palate, this is a juicy, well-structured and salty but still challenging Altenberg with lovely phenolic grip. Good length and tension. Tasted at the domaine in March 2018. - Stephan Reinhardt.

    Is that the collection of the year in the Saar? Well, there is Van Volxem, and there is always Egon Müller. However, I am in deep, deep love with the 2016 (and 2017!) Rieslings from this charismatic family domaine in Niedermennig whose clear, piquant and spicy Rieslings are picture-book wines of the Saar. In particular, the Krettnacher Euchariusberg bottlings have proved for several years that this is still one of the greatest single-vineyard sites not only in the Saar but on planet Riesling. Just taste the Kabinett or one of the Spätlesen, and you have a serious alternative to a Scharzhofberger. The problem with the wines of Erich and son Johannes Weber is not the price (which is still incredibly reasonable); the real problem is to find some bottles! Hofgut Falkenstein was nearly unknown in Germany for years (75% of the production was exported either to the US or to Norway). It is only recently that there has been more and more hype surrounding the wines of Hofgut Falkenstein, and a growing number of sommeliers tend to order the wines without having tasted them. It's a bit tricky to keep it all straight, though, since both father and son are so damn crazy about the specific character of each plot that they bottle almost each fuder under its own AP number. That means, for example, the several bottlings of the Niedermenniger Herrenberg are not just slightly different but—in terms of character—hugely different. Internally (and among long-term clients and freaks), each plot has a different name that is used to refer to each wine. But so far, these funny names—like "Tante Anna—have not made it onto the labels, and the AP number is the only hint to another world. Another world? Indeed. As you know, the Webers are also producing red wine: Spätburgunder a.k.a. Pinot Noir. When I served the 2015 Niedermenniger Sonnenberg "Red Wine" next to a Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées from Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier for friends in a restaurant in Chinatown in December 2017, they fell immediately in love with it. It's a Pinot Noir, by the way, that never undergoes malolactic fermentation because the pH-levels aare too low for lactic acid bacteria. No chance. Official German tasters can't deal with the freshness of this kind of Pinot Noir and refuse to accept it as Spätburgunder. That's why you can only buy them as "Red Wine" (if you can buy it at all). I can only highly recommend the wines from the Weber family, one of the loveliest in the wine world I am traveling.
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  • FRANZ KARL SCHMITT 2007 RIESLING EISWEIN 375ML NIERSTEINER OLBERG VINEYARD, RHEINHESSEN

    Item #: 372092
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    This Eiswein is absolutely outstanding, a real rarity, and will be holding perfectly, even if some ullage, so highly concentrated plus great acidit...
    This Eiswein is absolutely outstanding, a real rarity, and will be holding perfectly, even if some ullage, so highly concentrated plus great acidity structure. Honey and apricot flavors abound! Franz-Karl Schmitt's estate no longer exists after being founded in 1549. One of the oldest and most famous estates in Rheinhessen. The first Rheinhessen estate to produce a Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese in 1900. The Nierstein Olberg vineyard is renowned for it's red slate.
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  • GUT HERMANNSBERG 2013 RIESLING SCHLOSSBOCKELHEIMER

    Item #: 333311
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Volcanic rock covered by carbonate shale: thousands of man-hours were required to carve out a vineyard from a former copper mine and steep, solid r...
    Volcanic rock covered by carbonate shale: thousands of man-hours were required to carve out a vineyard from a former copper mine and steep, solid rock. On the south-facing terraces, the grapes ripen to perfection, with a special minerality derived from the meager rocky soils. This wine is all about mineral.

    Originating this year exclusively in the great Kupfergrube and thus effectively a “second wine” to the Grosses Gewachs from that site, Gut Hermannsberg’s 2013 Schlossbockelheimer Riesling trocken delivers a nose-tweaking combination of saline, alkaline and struck-flint mineral notes allied to lemon zest, juniper berry and green herbs. Firm in feel and with a nearly wince-inducing pungency fulfilling what the nose promised (some might say “threatened”), this wine offers an adamant mineral bath, but also welcome juiciness of grapefruit, lemon and white peach, leading to a bright, penetrating, at once invigorating and austere finish.
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  • HANS WIRSCHING 2017 ROSE ESTATE

    Item #: 331139
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This is a zippy, breezy, crisp Rosé with a bouquet of Carnations and Cherry Jolly Ranchers. This fresh, delicious blend of Pinot Noir and Portugies...
    This is a zippy, breezy, crisp Rosé with a bouquet of Carnations and Cherry Jolly Ranchers. This fresh, delicious blend of Pinot Noir and Portugieser and Domina, is bright and lively on the palate, has a fantastic texture, and a lovely, long Grapefruit finish.

    Food parings: Grilled white meats, seafood, Asian food, cured meats and a wide variety of cheeses. Pastas made with a light sauce with seafood; poultry, or vegetables would be ideal!
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  • HOFGUT FALKENSTEIN 2016 RIESLING NIEDERMENNINGER HERRENBERG SPATLESE FEINHERB #3

    Item #: 311396
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 94 POINTS From 50-year-old vines in three different parcels (Palm, Meyer and Deutschen), the 20...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 94 POINTS From 50-year-old vines in three different parcels (Palm, Meyer and Deutschen), the 2016 Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese Feinherb (AP #3) offers deep, ripe and intense fruit on the nose. On the palate, this is a lush but finessed Spatlese with sappy fruit and lingering salinity. This is a gorgeous Riesling from the Herrenberg. The wine has enormous length and tension. Total production: one fuder (1,000 liters). Tasted at the domaine in March 2018. Stephan Reinhardt.

    VINOUSMEDIA.COM - 93 POINTS From a parcel in the Zuckerberg sector whose grafted vines feature especially tiny clusters and berries, this projects brightly juicy lime and apple rendered invigorating by crunchy suggestions of seedy fresh red raspberry and incisive nips of cress. Elusive floral notes add intriguing inner-mouth appeal. As with so many Hofgut Falkenstein 2016s, this combines palpable density with delightful levity, and richness of fruit with transparency to vividly mineral elements. Stony underpinnings, cherry pit piquancy and saline savor add depth, invigoration and saliva-inducement to a superbly sustained, lusciously fruited, electrocharged finish. David Schildknecht

    From: Niedermennig, Saar
    Drink: 2017-2036
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  • J. JOS PRUM 2015 RIESLING AUSLESE WEHLENER SONNENUHR

    Item #: 331141
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 94 POINTS The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is clear, though still a bit reductive on the ...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 94 POINTS The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is clear, though still a bit reductive on the nose, offering sweet herbal flavors more than anything else. There are very subtle mineral flavors in the background. The wine is round, highly refined and perfectly balanced on the palate, provided with a lush and sweet fruit, an elegant texture and a stimulating salinity and grip in the finish. This is gorgeous! Keep it for another 5-10 years, though. - Stephan Reinhardt
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  • J. JOS. PRUM 2009 RIESLING SPATLESE GRAACHER HIMMELREICH

    Item #: 320483
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS Pink grapefruit, banana, cassis and lily perfume announce the extreme ripeness of fr...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS Pink grapefruit, banana, cassis and lily perfume announce the extreme ripeness of fruit that informed the Prums’ 2009 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese. Juicy and extroverted on the palate, it packs a sense of sassy brightness that perfectly compliments any tendency toward extravagant or over-indulgent ripeness. As to your being over-indulgent by drinking some, I’d say, “yes, you would be – fortunately.” I see no need to wait for a half dozen years to approach this. On the other hand, if you wait 25, this wine will still be waiting for you and in good shape.

    The Prums noted that their 2009s (harvested from mid-October to mid-November) were unusually expressive at a young age – even in September when I tasted, little more than a month after most of them were bottled – in that respect contrasting decisively, they thought, with the recalcitrant 2008s. (That’s their opinion, please note. My own enthusiastic account of their young 2008s in issue 187 testifies to my belief that those wines were themselves testifying eloquently, even though in general 2008s were said by their growers to be slow to open.) “Although the acids are very ripe,” notes Manfred Prum of his 2009s – drawing parallels with 1997 – “they are also very present.” This latest collection tops out with Eiswein from both Bernkastel and Graach (which makes two from the Himmelreich in one year, since the 2008 was picked in January, 2009) and a B.A. (or – depending on how it evolves – it may be labeled as T.B.A.) from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr, none of which I have tasted. (In keeping with past practice, I am not normally privy to the A.P.#s of every wine I taste from this collection, and the Prums remain anxious to assure me and my readers that whenever more than one lot of the same name in Kabinett or non-auction Spatlese range is bottled care is exercised to see that the differences will be minimal. In the case of Auslesen, I have however confirmed and included A.P.#s in any instances of two otherwise eponymous wines.)
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  • J. JOS. PRUM 2016 RIESLING KABINETT WEHLENER SONNENUHR

    Item #: 320487
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE - 91 POINTS The 2016 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett (AP 22 17) is bright, deep, firm and flinty on...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 91 POINTS The 2016 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett (AP 22 17) is bright, deep, firm and flinty on the nose, which is still a bit reductive in early March 2018. Pure, fine and piquant on the palate, this is a light and very delicate Kabinett with a salty-piquant, lush finish that reveals ripe stone fruit and tropical fruit flavors.

    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUS 93 POINTS "Cheesy fermentative overtones give way to a site-typical amalgam of fresh apple garlanded in honeysuckle and heliotrope. This is another of those Prum Kabinetts that is watery in a positive sense of that word, combining watercolor-like transparency and wash of flavor with delicacy and refreshment. As with the corresponding Graacher, the finishing sense of wet stone and floral perfume is striking, and here a mouthwatering hint of salinity adds significantly to the appeal." -- David Schildknecht

    MOSEL FINE WINES - 92 POINTS This delivers a beautiful nose of flowers, whipped cream, herbs, smoke, vineyard peach, and apricot blossom. The wine is delicate, light weighted and has good presence with ripe fruits including peach, pear and a touch of toffee on the palate. It develops quite some Spatlese presence and intensity in the hugely long finish.
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  • JB BECKER 1990 WALLUFER BERG BILDSTOCK RIESLING SPATLESE TROCKEN (DRY)

    Item #: 324085
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 88
    WINE ADVOCATE - 90 POINTS The golden-yellow 1990 Rheingau Riesling Wallufer Berg Bildstock Spatlese Trocken is p...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 90 POINTS The golden-yellow 1990 Rheingau Riesling Wallufer Berg Bildstock Spatlese Trocken is pure, fresh and precise on the nose. On the palate, this is a generous, ripe and elegant Riesling with good tension and beautiful maturity. The finish is pure, fresh and persistently salty. This is a lovely dry Riesling that tasted delicious today. The Bildstock has more gravel than the Walkenberg, and the grapes ripen earlier. Drink date: 2017-2032.

    Hans-Josef ("Hajo") Becker is one of the most fascinating figures in the Rheingau. His traditional Rieslings are aged in wooden casks as long as possible (ten months at least) to gain complexity and longevity. Picked without any botrytis, they are rich, complex and powerful wines that can age for decades. (You can still buy wines from the 1990s here and even the 1980s taste vibrantly fresh!) Made to be served with food, like French wines, most of them are really dry and if they are not, don't worry; even the rare Kabinett and Spätlese bottlings do not taste really sweet but lithe, fruity-piquant, with a lovely finessed and elegant Riesling flavor and a salty-mineral, stimulating finish. Are there any better food wines on the market? Try Becker's complex yet pure and subtle Rieslings with fish, no matter if raw, cooked or roasted. The wines have bright, elegant fruit with a refreshing acidity, lingering salinity and truly fine tannins.
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