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 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

AP#2.  These wines are always so good and reasonably priced and worth buying a few of.  Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has peaches, slight citrus and "wet rocks".  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, nice peach notes with some minerality.  A bit of depth.  Nice finish.  This drinks easy but there is more stuffing than at first apparent.  Drinking well now, it will improve a bit.  Nice on its own, this will be great with spicy Asian food.  

2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$39.00USD

AP #2.  9.0% abv.  In a tasting of about 10 2019 Spatlese, this was my favorite (the only JJ Prum in the tasting).  Silvery gold in color with slight green hues.  Nice nose with lots of "wet stones", some citrus, and a bit of sulfur.  Medium to full bodied.  There is a nice depth here that should flash out over time.  On the palate, peach, citrus with underlying minerality.  Long finish.  This is drinking well now with a bit of air, but should continue to improve for the next decade.  It should drink well for another fifteen to twenty years after that.  A nice accompaniment to spicy Asian f

2019 Müller-Catoir Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Pfalz, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$40.00USD

AP#4 for those keeping track.  This is very, tight and needed over an hour to really start to open up.  Yellow/gold in color.  The nose has wet rocks, along with some peach/apricot.  Medium bodied.  Moderate acidity.  On the palate, more about the peach fruit than minerality.  Tasty.  Sweet, not cloying.  Good finish.  This needs about five more years to open and then should drink well for another fifteen to twenty.  

2019 Karl Josef Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

Another excellent value in German Riesling. Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has peach and slight wet rocks.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is less sweet than most 2019 Spatlese's tried.  Plenty of peach fruit with some minerality.  This drinks really easily especially considering the 8.5% ABV.  Nice finish.  Easy to drink on its own, it will work well with Thai or Chinese foods.  

2019 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$28.00USD

Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  Expressive nose of "wet rocks" with some pineapple/tropical fruits.  Medium to full bodied.  On the palate, there is a touch of trapped CO2 that blows off quickly.  Sweet, not cloying with good acidity.  Lots of minerality and a slight pineapple note.  Tight.  Long finish.  This needs a few more years to open and then will drink well for another twenty after that.  It drinks great on its own (but is sweet) and will work great with a cranberry or beet salad as well as spicy Asian foods. 

2019 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$34.00USD

In a recent tasting among friends, this was the group's top rated wine.  AP #2 for those who keep track.  Green/gold in color. The nose is nice with pineapple, peach and flinty.  Medium to full bodied.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Sweeter than typical, but there is also nice acidity to cut through it.  Lots of apricot and pineapple notes with some wet stones.  Nice finish.  This drinks great on its own and would work well with spicy Asian foods.  Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years.  

2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$70.00USD

This is AP #2 for those who keep track.  Yellow/gold in color.  The nose is very tight and took a while to open.  It was surprisingly already showing a hint of diesel along with "wet rocks", slight green apples and guava.  Medium to full bodied.  Excellent acidity.  On the palate, this is again, quite closed and took more than an hour to open up and show much.  Minerals, slight green apple and more minerals.  It is sweet but barely so for a Spatlese.  This should amply reward those who give it another five to eight years (or more) in a good cellar.  It should drink well for forty years afte

2019 Hans von Wilhelm Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This has always been a go to favorite of mine for large parties or events.  It is hard to beat this value. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is ripe with lots of tropical fruit; mangoes and pineapples.  Good acidity.  Medium bodied.  Slightly viscous texture.  This is sweet but not cloying.  Nice pineapple fruit with some peach.  Nice finish.  This drinks better on its own due to the sweetness but would work with a lighter salad.  It makes a nice aperitif and the price is right.  

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