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.
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
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.
A bit more elegant than many prior vintages. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is tight and takes a while to open. Eventually showing lots of "wet rocks" and a decidedly concentrated, but not much fruit, nose. Its all about minerality. Viscous. Sweet not cloying on the palate. Moderate acidity. A bit of salinity and lots of minerality on the nose. Good finish. This is wine that those who don't like over-the-top wines will love. There is a lot here but with subtlety and less fruit. It should age wonderfully. Let this sit for another five to ten years and drink ov
This is an excellent value in sparkling wine. Made from 100% Riesling. More like a dry Prosecco than a Champagne in style, but quite refreshing and good. Green/gold in color with a steady stream of small-ish bubbles. The nose is nice with lemon-lime and some lanolin notes. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is dry with a nice minerality and good acidity. Slight lime notes as well. Nice effervescence on the tongue. Long finish. This drinks nicely on its own and would work well with a wide variety of foods. A nice choice just about any Germ food. Drink over the first year or two
A nice treat at the end of a great meal. Light golden in color. The nose has peach, slight wet rocks, and a bit of tropical fruits. Full bodied and viscous but good acidity to counter that. On the palate, this is deep. Nice peach notes. Sweet but not overtly cloying. Long finish. A little goes a long way. Tasty. This should drink well for the next fifteen to twenty years. It drinks nice on its own and will work with not too sweet cake desserts.
Beautiful wine and a great value. Light gold/green in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with "wet rocks", lemons and slight apple. Medium bodied. Nice texture. On the palate, this is delicious. Slightly sweet. Lemons and minerality. Good acidity. Some complexity. Nice finish. This is great on its own and would work well with a wide variety of foods. Thai food is a natural. Drink over the next five to ten years.
Yellow/green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has slight diesel with lemons and wet rocks. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is slightly sweet (much less than expected). Slightly viscous. Lemons with nice minerality. Long finish. Great on its own it will work well with lighter salads or with savory desserts. drink over the next ten to twelve years.
Another winner from the great 2015 vintage. Light silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has great minerality with a slight peach note. Slightly viscous. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is sweet though not cloying. Great acidity to balance it off. Loads of minerality with some peach notes. This is more about minerals and "less is more". Complex. Long finish. This will continue to improve for another decade. It should drink well for thirty years. Great with a wide variety of foods (factor in the sweetness) but Thai food is a great choice.
This is young and took some time to open, but then was excellent. Light golden with slight green hues, clear and bright. The nose is deep with flint, slight peach, wet rocks, and quince. It takes a while to really open. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is sweet. Not dessert like, but certainly sweet. Good acidity. Peach, slight apple with great minerality. Depth. Long finish. This will reward future cellaring, maybe another five to eight years. If drinking now, open and let breathe for four to six hours. Great on its own, this will work well with cheeses including Mac n Chees