2016 Frost Bitten Wines Riesling Ice, USA, Washington, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

Looking for a nice value in dessert wines?  This one retails for around $15 and is nice.  Golden in color.  The nose has nice pineapple fruit, with a bit of lychee and peach.  On the palate, the pineapple carries thru.  This is sweet.  A bit of honey.  Nice to have a couple of ounces on its own.  

2016 Jean Biecher et Fils Altenberg de Bergheim, France, Alsace, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

An interesting blend of Gewurztraminer and Riesling.  It was sold for $20 which is a nice value.  Light gold/green in color.  Oddly, this seems to have some trapped CO2 in the bottle as it shows up on the glass if the not the palate.  Neither varietal seems to be very pronounced on the nose, although both show up a bit.  Slight lychee, apricot and minerals.  On the palate, this is viscous.  A perception of sweetness but seems dry though ripe.  Lychees and apricots.  Good finish.  Will work well with Indian or Thai food.  

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
97
Grade: 
A+
Current Price: 
$200.00USD

Wow.  This is singing right now.  It seems at peak, but will probably continue to evolve for the next 30 years at least.  Will it get better?  Perhaps.  This was purchased at the winery.  Deep golden in color.  The nose is clean like after a rain.  Even the light petrol has the quality.  A bit of peach and some wet stones as well.  On the palate, this is sweet, but more ripe than botrytis.  Slightly viscous.  Peach with underlying minerality on the palate.  Lots of depth and complexity.  Long finish.  Worked great with deviled eggs actually, but of course it will go with a wide variety of l

2016 Dönnhoff Riesling, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This is their basic Riesling.  It retails for around $20 and is a great value especially in great vintages like 2016.  This is sweet.  Light golden in color.  The nose has minerals, some pear and a slight honey note.  On the palate, the pear carries through.  Sweet but not over the top.  On the finish, it turns drier.  Nice minerality.  Would work great with salads or Thai/spicy foods.  This should last for a decade if well stored.  

NV CLE Urban Winery Lake Erie Riesling, USA, Wine Review

Score: 
78
Grade: 
C+

This is from a wine bar in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  They buy juice from around the country and make a wide variety of fun and sometimes very good wines.  This is a sweet Riesling from Finger Lakes, NY grapes.  Light green/gold in color.  On the nose this is ok.  Some citrus and slight minerals.  On the palate, this is quite viscous.  It is very sweet, cloying and lacking much acid.  This will appeal to the Blue Nun lover.  If that is what people like to drink, that is fine, but know that this is the type of wine that some will like and some will dislike.  

2015 Weingut Tesch Langenlonsheimer Königsschild Riesling Trocken, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B

Green gold in color.  The nose is already showing some petrol which is a bit concerning for a 2015.  Also some slight grapefruit and bit of wet rocks.  On the palate, this is slightly tart.  Labeled as Trocken, it is mostly dry.  Some minerals.  A bit of lemon fruit.  Not sure where this goes from here.  It retails for around $20.  

2017 Anthony Road Riesling Semi Sweet, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
86
Grade: 
A-

3% Residucal sugar.  This is sweet but very nice if one likes this style.  The nose is green table grapes.  It is not often that wine smells like table grapes, but this does and that is not meant in a bad way at all.  There is also an underlying minerality.  On the palate, this is viscous but with a good acidity that cuts through.  Nice minerality.  Perhaps some white peach as well.  Good finish.  This will work with spicy foods and is a nice wine for those who like sweet wines without resorting to dessert wines.  

2017 Anthony Road Riesling Dry, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Silvery green in color.  The nose has a mineral nose with some green apples.  On the palate, this has some tannins which is interesting.  The green apples carry thru as well some citrus on the palate.  Dry (6 grams per liter).  Good finish.  This seems very tight right now and could probably use some air.  Seems like it should improve for a couple of years and be good for a decade.  Very food friendly.  

2001 Château de Schengen Riesling Vendange Tardive, Luxembourg, Moselle Luxembourgeoise, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Easily the best Luxemourgish dessert wine with age on it ever tasted!  Ok, this is not very common.  It was purchased on a visit to the winery.  From a 375ml.  Light golden color with a bit of green.  The nose is nice with wet rocks, slight grapefruit and a bit of honey.  On the palate, this has some acidity bit not a lot.  Good depth and complexity.  Viscous texture.  Worked well with an assortment of cheeses.  A fun experience as well.  Less acidity than its German counterparts and more minerality than its Alsatian neighbors.  Very nice.  

2015 Dönnhoff Riesling, Garmany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

This is the basic Riesling from one of the top producers of Riesling in the Nahe and in Germany.  Drinking quite well today.  Screw capped.  Light golden in color.  The nose has nice minerality and a bit of pineapple.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet.  Good acidity and balance.  Slight pineapple and peach with underlying minerality.  Good finish.  This will work great with spicy foods or lighter foods.  Great value for $20.  It should last for another 7 to 10 years but if you can't find this vintage, its good in just about every vintage.  

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