2015 von Winning Forster Pechstein Riesling Großes Gewächs Trocken, Germany, Pfalz, Wine Review

My first time trying this winery and I was very impressed though it had issues.  Golden in color, with a slightly green hue to it.  The nose smelled like fireworks or gun powder.  I lovve that smell but it was a bit controversial.  It also had a sweaty, wet wool sock note to it.  In short, there seems to be a lot of sulfur showing here not too unlike how JJ Prums used to show a decade or so ago when the wines were young.  None of that bothered me personally.  There is also some lemon and wet rocks.  On the palate, this has a nice texture.  None of the sulfur carries thru to the palate.  Lem

2015 Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Turmberg Riesling Trocken, Germany, Rheingau, Wine Review

Of course, this is young and tight, but this is really a great wine with plenty of upside to show.  Light golden in color.  What a great nose.  it took some time to open and then, wow.  Earthy with lemons and wet rocks.  Deep and complex.  On the palate, this is dry.  Unlike some dry Rieslings, this doesn't even have a perception of sweetness.  The earthiness it has it very interesting.  Also layers of lemons and wet rocks.  Great balance.  Long finish.  While drinking well now, this should be laid down for at least a few years.  If you are going to drink now, give it plenty of air.  

2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Light golden in color.  The nose is very nice with wet stones and slight peach.  Clean and without diesel.  On the palate, this is mineral drive.  Delicious.  Some peach.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  Food friendly.  Showing some complexity as it opens in the glass.  The wine is drinking great now but should continue to evolve and probably improve over the next five to ten years.  

2013 Ziereisen Syrah Gestad, Germany, Baden, Wine Review

Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has black raspberries and slight bacon fat.  On the palate, cranberries and black cherries.  Slightly sour notes. Light tannins.  This is a great wine to fool people in a blind tasting.  After all, who is going to guess German Syrah?  At around $30, this is not crazy priced either.  Nothing amazing here but it is a solid, cooler profile Syrah.  

2015 Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

The 2015 is awesome but it is shutting down as I write this in 2018.  Time to let even the basic wines sleep or give them some air.  This is light golden in color.  The nose has wet rocks and a slight pineapple note.  It gives the perception that it will be sweet but it is dry.  Great minerality.  Long finish.  This is under $20 and a great value.  Screw capped as well.  

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