2017 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, Germany, Baden, Wine Review

Current Price: 

My first time trying this producer.  It will appeal to those who like very delicate, cooler climate styles of Pinot more than I.  Pale ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, celery and an herbal note.  Light bodied.  On the palate, the cherries come thru a bit but the celery is stronger.  A medicinal/herbal note on the finish.  Not sure where this goes from here, but if you like it young, you will probably like it over the next five to seven years.  It will work much better with food, perhaps a salad with fresh pomegranate.  

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.  

Germany’s Baden Wine Region: Land of Wine & Sunshine

I begin this article with a disclaimer: Baden is one of my favorite wine regions in all of Germany – not that I’ve ever visited a German wine region I didn’t like. I’m heartily biased toward Baden, however, not least because I’ve spent so much time there. Our good friends – the ones who arranged last fall’s winery tour – have taken us all over Baden, ensuring that this warm and inviting part of Germany will always have a special place in my heart.