2021 Wente Vineyards Riesling Riverbank Central Coast, USA, California, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is pretty Riesling grown and made in a certified sustainable vineyard and winery.  Screw capped.  Silvery gold in color with some green hues.  The nose is nice with seltzer, lemons and minerality.  Full bodied with a very nice, slightly oily texture.  On the palate, this has a tart acidity that is balanced against a semi-sweet wine.  Notes of pineapple and honey dew.  Very tasty.  Good finish.  This will be a very popular wine at summer parties and events.  It drinks great on its own but worked well with a wide variety of foods including a roasted veggie and eggplant spread on Pita.  V

2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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.  

2008 Nikolaihof Riesling Smaragd Vom Stein, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Light to medium golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with honey, slight pineapple, wet rocks and with air, just the slightest hint of diesel.  Full bodied.  On the palate, this still will develop more although it is very nice now.  Almost blowsy but just enough acidity to rein that in.  Not sweet but has the texture of a sweet wine and is dry.  Plenty of honey and slight peach over a crushed rock base.  Nice finish.  Very nice on its own, but would be better with Thai food.  Drink over the next ten to fifteen years.  

2008 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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.  

2015 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

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.  

2016 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$85.00USD

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

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.  

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