2011 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2011
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$150.00USD

One of our favorite German producers.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is great with peaches, wet rocks and a touch of sulfur.  Viscous.  Great acidity.  Great balance.  On the palate, sweet pineapple notes with a touch of coconut and lots of minerality.  Long finish.  Still showing some youth but also starting to show some complexity.  Delicious.  Long finish.  This is great on its own and would work well with foods that work with the sweetness.  It would be great with Thai food.  Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years. 

2017 Weingut Korrell Johanneshof Riesling von den grossen lagen, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

From Magnum.  This proved to be an excellent choice to bring to a summer soiree of non-wine drinkers.  First, it was a Magnum.  Second, quite a few people passed on this as "they don't like Riesling, its too sweet".  More for the rest of us.  And, it is dry.  13% abv.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with peaches and some minerality.  Medium bodied.  Nice texture.  On the palate, peaches with slight lemon and plenty of minerality.  Moderate acidity.  Nice finish.  This drinks well on its own, and served chilled, was very refreshing on a summer day.  Quite versatile with

2015 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$100.00USD

Wonderful, if still very young, showing for this wine.  Golden in color with just a hint of green hues.  The nose has peaches with smoke and wet rocks.  Boisterous acidity.  Great texture.  On the palate, this is delicious.  Peaches and baked peaches oppose crisp minerality and wet rocks.  Plenty of depth if still tight.  It unwinds in the glass.  Long finish.  This is very young and just starting to get expressive.  It should improve over the next twenty years or so and then drink well for twenty more after that.  Quite food friendly, it went well with Chinese food but should also work wit

Gunther Schlink 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

From the Nahe, one of Germany’s best wine growing regions, comes this delightful rosé of Pinot Noir. Known as Spätburgunder in Germany, Pinot Noir is one of the country’s top red wines. Pale copper in color this is an uncomplicated rosé that is aimed for pure enjoyment. There’s proper acidity that flows through this wine from start to finish and just a hint of sweetness. Soft fruit notes of honeydew melon, lemon and strawberry dominate with a whisper of black cherry on the finish. Light, clean and satisfying. ORIGIN: Nahe, Germany. ALCOHOL: 12%

2019 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$50.00USD

A bit more elegant than many prior vintages.  Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight and takes a while to open.  Eventually showing lots of "wet rocks" and a decidedly concentrated, but not much fruit, nose.  Its all about minerality.  Viscous.  Sweet not cloying on the palate.  Moderate acidity.  A bit of salinity and lots of minerality on the nose.  Good finish.  This is wine that those who don't like over-the-top wines will love.  There is a lot here but with subtlety and less fruit.  It should age wonderfully.  Let this sit for another five to ten years and drink ov

2015 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

Another winner from the great 2015 vintage.  Light silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has great minerality with a slight peach note.  Slightly viscous.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is sweet though not cloying.  Great acidity to balance it off.  Loads of minerality with some peach notes.  This is more about minerals and "less is more".  Complex.  Long finish.  This will continue to improve for another decade.  It should drink well for thirty years.  Great with a wide variety of foods (factor in the sweetness) but Thai food is a great choice.  

2016 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$85.00USD

This is young and took some time to open, but then was excellent.  Light golden with slight green hues, clear and bright.  The nose is deep with flint, slight peach, wet rocks, and quince.  It takes a while to really open.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Not dessert like, but certainly sweet.  Good acidity.  Peach, slight apple with great minerality.  Depth.  Long finish.  This will reward future cellaring, maybe another five to eight years.  If drinking now, open and let breathe for four to six hours.  Great on its own, this will work well with cheeses including Mac n Chees

2018 Dönnhoff Riesling, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is the basic Riesling from one of the best producers of Riesling in the world.  Light green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with pineapples, apples and wet rocks.  Medium bodied with some viscosity.  Slightly sweet.  On thee palate, flavors of pineapple with great minerality.  Long finish.  This is drinking well now and should easily do another seven to ten years.  It drinks great on its own and would work well with a lighter salad.  

2010 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2010
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

I love Donnhoff wines and they did quite well in 2010.  This one seems to be just about at peak.  Medium golden in color.  The nose is lovely with wet rock/minerality and a bit of peaches and slight pineapple.  Medium bodied.  Slightly viscous.  Great acidity.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet but not overblown for a Kabinett.  Pineapple, peach and some lemon with a nice minerals base.  Long finish.  This is delicious on its own but will work with seafood or fruit salads.  It should continue to drink well for another ten to fifteen years.  

2005 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2005
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$180.00USD

Brilliant showing for this wine.  Showing a hint of age at 16 years from vintage.  Golden in color.  The nose is clean with Crème brûlée, minerality and slight red fruits.  Medium to full bodied.  Viscous.  On the palate, this is sweet and rich but enough acidity to cut through it.  The Crème brûlée comes thru to the palate but very concentrated.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This is great on its own or with some cheeses.  Should have no problem going another fifteen to twenty years.  

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