2018 Meyer-Näkel Pinot Noir, Germany, Ahr, Wine Review

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This listed Pinot Noir on the front and back labels with no mention of Spatburgunder.  A.P. 179242300419.  Screw capped.  Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright.  The nose has cherries and baking spices.  On the palate, tart cherries and cherries.  A nice depth to it.  Light tannins.  The seems like to should continue to improve for five to seven years and drink well for another five to seven after that.  More middle of the road in style.  This should work well with salmon or other heavier sea food and also drinks well on its own.  

The Ahr: Germany’s Red Wine Valley

Many years ago, a Navy friend brought us a bottle of German wine as a hostess gift. Brian was elated because he’d found this wine in the U.S. I was surprised to discover that the gift was German red wine from a region I’d never heard of, the Ahr. No surprise, Brian told us – the Ahr is a very small wine region that produces mostly red wines, so it’s very hard to find Ahr wines outside of Germany.