2014 Sineann Riesling, Washington, Columbia Gorge, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Sineann makes some great whites in addition to their more well known Reds.  This is a dynamite Riesling from the Columbia Gorge, one of the few AVA's that cross state lines.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with pineapples, slight honey and minerals.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, just the slightest perception of sweetness.  Minerals, peaches with slight tropical fruit notes.  Good finish.  A different drink than a European Riesling, but this hits the spot on a warm summer evening.  Drink over the next ten years.  It drinks very well on its own but will work with

2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$32.00USD

From one of the premier German Riesling producers.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is wonderful with slight pineapple, peach and wet rocks.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet (demi-sec).  Slightly viscous texture.  Flavors of peach and grapefruit with a touch of smoke and lots of minerals.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This drinks well now and should continue to for the next twelve to fifteen years.  It will work with a wide variety of foods from aperitifs to dessert or just on its own.  Grilled prawns would be a nice match.  

2015 Selbach-Oster Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

This is their base wine that comes screw topped.  Light golden in color. The nose is nice with tropical fruits, wet stones and slight peaches. On the palate, the fruit matches.  Showing a bit of complexity but still young.  Great acidity. Great balance. Nice texture. Long finish.  Drink over the next 15 years.  This will work on its own or with a wide variety of foods.  Fruit salads or a peach cobbler would work well.  

 

2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma, Cienega Vineyard, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

There is not a lot of great Riesling bottles from California, but this one is consistently pretty good and perhaps a bit better in this vintage.  Light gold/green in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with apples and some minerality.  Light to medium bodied.  On the palate, this is dry with moderately crisp acidity.  Green apple notes carry thru to the palate.  Nice finish.  This should drink well over the next seven to ten years.  This can be consumed with or without food.  Shellfish would be a nice choice.  

2018 Dönnhoff Riesling, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is the basic Riesling from one of the best producers of Riesling in the world.  Light green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with pineapples, apples and wet rocks.  Medium bodied with some viscosity.  Slightly sweet.  On thee palate, flavors of pineapple with great minerality.  Long finish.  This is drinking well now and should easily do another seven to ten years.  It drinks great on its own and would work well with a lighter salad.  

2014 Weingut Knoll Riesling Selection Ried Pfaffenberg Steiner, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$60.00USD

This wine continues to develop and improve although another few years isn't a bad idea.  Medium golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose opens initially with diesel but then clears a bit to show minerality, slight lemons and slighter peaches.  Medium bodied, slightly oily texture.  Complex and deep.  A nice lemon candy note on the palate with underlying minerality.  Long finish.  This should drink well for the next ten to twelve years.  It would be a nice match for spicy Asian foods.  

2016 Weingut Spreitzer Riesling Estate Riesling Trocken, Germany, Rheingau, Wine review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$16.00USD

Pale golden in color.  The nose is interesting with plenty of salinity along with minerals and slight tropical fruits.  On the palate, sour lemon candy with underlying minerality.  Some depth and complexity.  Dry.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  This should drink well for the next ten to fifteen years.  It is very food friendly and will work with most food.  Thai food would be a fun choice.  

2019 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$17.00USD

Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lemon-lime qualities with some minerality.  On the palate, this opens quickly with bold flavors.  Tart lemon candy and some underlying minerality.  Good acidity.  Longer finish.  There is a nice vibrancy here.  Drink over the next few years.  It works great on its own but worked better with soft cheeses.  

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