2015 Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Turmberg Riesling Trocken, Germany, Rheingau, Wine Review

Of course, this is young and tight, but this is really a great wine with plenty of upside to show.  Light golden in color.  What a great nose.  it took some time to open and then, wow.  Earthy with lemons and wet rocks.  Deep and complex.  On the palate, this is dry.  Unlike some dry Rieslings, this doesn't even have a perception of sweetness.  The earthiness it has it very interesting.  Also layers of lemons and wet rocks.  Great balance.  Long finish.  While drinking well now, this should be laid down for at least a few years.  If you are going to drink now, give it plenty of air.  

2005 Gravner Breg Anfora, Italy, Friuli, Wine Review

It can be hard to find a time to open these kinds of "orange" wines.  I love them but they are not for everyone.  This is a white blend of grapes that is fermented, on the skins in amphorae and then finished in barrels.  It has Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling.  These kind of wines are best served at cellar temperature.  Golden brown in color.  The nose is oxidized but also has some apple cider, slight citrus and even a floral note.  If oxidized wines bother you, stay away.  I found the nose vibrant.  On the palate, this is also vibrant and full of energy.  Apple cider

2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Light golden in color.  The nose is very nice with wet stones and slight peach.  Clean and without diesel.  On the palate, this is mineral drive.  Delicious.  Some peach.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  Food friendly.  Showing some complexity as it opens in the glass.  The wine is drinking great now but should continue to evolve and probably improve over the next five to ten years.  

2014 Laurentia Vineyard and Winery Riesling Beton, USA, Ohio, Wine Review

From the shores of Lake Erie in Northeastern Ohio, this is a serious attempt at a quality Riesling.  And they succeed.  Light green gold in color.  The nose has some lemon, slight peach and slight petrol (kind of young for this).  On the palate, this has some green apple and peach.  It seems just slightly off dry but that may just be the fruit.  Good acidity but not bracing.  Nice finish.  This retails for $24 and is fairly priced.  I doubt many would guess its origins correctly in a blind tasting.  It probably won't make old bones and should be drunk in the next few years I would think (bu

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