An excellent value in Pinot Noir. This tied for first place out of eight wines in a blind tasting (my score and the groups). Garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries and spice. On the palate, the black cherries come thru with a bit of anise on the finish. This has a lovely texture. Bold but not over done. This is drinking well now and should drink well for at least another three to five years. It will work well with food, fried chicken would be a nice match.
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.
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.
Apparently, their first vintage of Pinot Noir. A.P.
Ruby in color, clear and bright. This is tight at first but opens with air to show cherries and a slight citrus (orange peel?) quality. Medium bodied with medium tannins. On the palate, tart cranberries and some cherries. Moderate finish. This is drinking well now and probably should be drunk over the next three to five years. It will work better with food. Roasted fowl would be a nice choice.
This proved proved to be a love it or ate it wine in a recent tasting. It tied for the wine of the night but had some detractors including me. I think the biggest issue had to be whether it was past prime or in its prime. Ruby in color, flat and cloudy. On the nose, there is a sour cherry juice quality with slight oxidation. Medium bodied with light tannins countered by a soft texture that was easy to drink. Thin. The sour cherry fruit come thru on the palate. A shorter finish. I didn't find the complexity hoped for in a 12 year old Pinot. It is fine and drinkable and not too expe
What a great showing for this wine. A new producer for me. Blind, I guessed Chablis due to the intense granny smith apple notes. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is full of Granny Smith (green) apples along with a crushed stone/chalky quality. On the palate, this has a great rich texture but cuts with excellent acidity. The tart green apples and crushed stones carry thru to the palate. Long finish. 2015 was a great year and this still has some more development to come although it is drinking well now. Maybe another three to five years until full maturity and should drink
Very nice showing for this admittedly young, dry Riesling from one of my favorite producers. Very light silvery/golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is intriguing with peaches, salinity, slight ginger and melon along with a nice mineral component. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is delicious and open. Crisp peaches and grapefruit with a lot of minerality. Very long finish. This improved with air and if drinking soon, a decant would help. It should drink well for the next ten years. As for food, this will go with just about anything. Thai food is obvious, but even spicy m
2011 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Richter's wines are some of the best values in German wines available here in the US. This is a dry version with just a touch of age on it. Very nice. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has peaches, wet rocks, spice with the slightest touch of diesel. Medium bodied. On the palate, the peaches carry thru with underlying minerality. This is dry. The finish has some warmth to it. It is drinking well right now, and should continue to do so for the next five years or so. It worked nicely on its own but is better with food. A beet and goat cheese salad was perfect.
Drunk over two consecutive nights, this was a bit better on night 2. Deep golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pineapple, slight honey, wet rocks and just a bare whiff of petrol. On the palate, this is sweet. Pineapple and some tropical fruits. Nice underlying minerality. Viscous texture. Lingering finish. A very nice wine. This should easily go another decade and probably two. It will work great early or late in a meal and also pair well with fruit salads.