2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

This is drinking well right now if young.  It was brought to a Japanese restaurant and worked wonderfully with all of the foods.  It is sweet, so if you are not fond of sweet wines, then you may want to pass.  Light yellow gold in color.  Beautiful nose of minerals/wet stones, grapefruit and a bit of pineapple.  Slightly viscous but with good cut to it.  Lots of depth as well as width on the palate.  The grapefruit dominates here but there is a nice underlying minerality.  Good finish.  It is delicious but with the right food is where it really shines.  This will probably continue to evolve

2006 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2006
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$55.00USD

Gorgeous wine.  It is sweet of course, but not as sweet as expected.   Golden in color.  The nose is pretty with just the slightest touch of petrol.  Also lots of minerality, wet stones and slight apricot.  Full bodied.  Viscous.  Enough acidity but a bit more to counter the sweet would be nice.  Still, it is a very nice wine.  Went well with Halloumi cheese.  Drinking well now, but it has two or three decades of life left.  

2003 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2003
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$50.00USD

2003 wasa a very hot summer in Europe and many wines reflected that heat.  At age 16, this wine is ripe and sweet but does not seem to be hurt by the heat.  In fact, it was delicious and has matured beautifully.  Still has years to go.  Light golden in color.  The nose has minerals, slight peach, slight simple syrup and is very clean (no petrol).  On the palate, this is viscous and slightly sweet.  Nice peach and minerals notes.  Decent not great acidity.  It was paried with a roasted beet salad with deep fried goat cheese croutons and that was an excellent match.  

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
97
Grade: 
A+
Current Price: 
$200.00USD

Wow.  This is singing right now.  It seems at peak, but will probably continue to evolve for the next 30 years at least.  Will it get better?  Perhaps.  This was purchased at the winery.  Deep golden in color.  The nose is clean like after a rain.  Even the light petrol has the quality.  A bit of peach and some wet stones as well.  On the palate, this is sweet, but more ripe than botrytis.  Slightly viscous.  Peach with underlying minerality on the palate.  Lots of depth and complexity.  Long finish.  Worked great with deviled eggs actually, but of course it will go with a wide variety of l

2016 Dönnhoff Riesling, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This is their basic Riesling.  It retails for around $20 and is a great value especially in great vintages like 2016.  This is sweet.  Light golden in color.  The nose has minerals, some pear and a slight honey note.  On the palate, the pear carries through.  Sweet but not over the top.  On the finish, it turns drier.  Nice minerality.  Would work great with salads or Thai/spicy foods.  This should last for a decade if well stored.  

2015 Weingut Tesch Langenlonsheimer Königsschild Riesling Trocken, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B

Green gold in color.  The nose is already showing some petrol which is a bit concerning for a 2015.  Also some slight grapefruit and bit of wet rocks.  On the palate, this is slightly tart.  Labeled as Trocken, it is mostly dry.  Some minerals.  A bit of lemon fruit.  Not sure where this goes from here.  It retails for around $20.  

2015 Dönnhoff Riesling, Garmany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

This is the basic Riesling from one of the top producers of Riesling in the Nahe and in Germany.  Drinking quite well today.  Screw capped.  Light golden in color.  The nose has nice minerality and a bit of pineapple.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet.  Good acidity and balance.  Slight pineapple and peach with underlying minerality.  Good finish.  This will work great with spicy foods or lighter foods.  Great value for $20.  It should last for another 7 to 10 years but if you can't find this vintage, its good in just about every vintage.  

2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Yellow/green in color.  The nose has wet stones/minerals.  Also some peach qualities.  Really explodes from the glass.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet.  Lots of depth.  Nice minerality.  A lot of 2015's have shut down but this one was open for business about 20 minutes after popping the cork.  Would work well with lighter foods or also spicy foods.  Still young (of course), this wine probably has two decades left.  At under $20, this is a screaming good deal.  

2002 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2002
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

An Internet wine friend passed away this week.  Although I never met him in person, we shared many discussions usually about German wines.  He took amazingly detailed notes.  This bottle was opened among people who knew him and shared with others with a toast.  AP 2 602 041 008 03.  Bought on release at a local wine store in Moreland Hills, Ohio (since changed ownership and moved).  The cork came out easily enough.  Medium golden in color.  The nose took a minute to blow off some bottle age, then showed nicely.  A slight diesel note along with wet rocks and slight pineapple.  On the palate,

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