Pale silvery/gold in color. The nose has slight, slight, petrol and along with slight pineapple and with air, minerals. On the palate, it seems more about grapefruit with an underlying minerality. This is mostly dry but there is some sweetness especially on the finish. Long finish. This would be great with food. Another superb value from this winery at $13. A reasonably unique expression of Riesling but close in style to the Finger Lakes. It will be interesting to see how well this ages.
Yellow/green in color. The nose has wet stones/minerals. Also some peach qualities. Really explodes from the glass. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Lots of depth. Nice minerality. A lot of 2015's have shut down but this one was open for business about 20 minutes after popping the cork. Would work well with lighter foods or also spicy foods. Still young (of course), this wine probably has two decades left. At under $20, this is a screaming good deal.
An Internet wine friend passed away this week. Although I never met him in person, we shared many discussions usually about German wines. He took amazingly detailed notes. This bottle was opened among people who knew him and shared with others with a toast. AP 2 602 041 008 03. Bought on release at a local wine store in Moreland Hills, Ohio (since changed ownership and moved). The cork came out easily enough. Medium golden in color. The nose took a minute to blow off some bottle age, then showed nicely. A slight diesel note along with wet rocks and slight pineapple. On the palate,
10% Gewurztraminer, 30% Pinot Blanc, 30% Pinot Gris, 30% Riesling. This is made in the traditional method. It does not appear to be labelled as Cremant. Light silvery/yellow/white/gold in color. Very pale. A nice head of medium sized bubbles. The nose is nice with a bit of seltzer and slight lemon. On the palate, this has slight lime peel with some juniper berry (Gin) and other herbals. Not a lot of depth but very refreshing. Slightly short on the finish. This is easy drinking sparkling wine. Dry and very food friendly. At $16, this is a nice value.
This is the first vintage that Trimbach made a wine from this vineyard. Light golden in color. Great nose. There is a bit of orange peel along with minerals and a salinity on the nose. It is big right from the start. The palate takes a bit of air to get going. A relatively viscous texture. The wine is dry. Tight peaches eventually show more expressive peach along with minerals (crushed limestone). There is some warmth on the wine. Nevertheless, it worked great with food especially a Goat Cheese Tart (superb). Still young, it is drinking well now, but should continue to improve fo
Screw Capped. Light golden in color. Upon opening there are a slight amount of fine bubbles. It appears to be trapped CO2 which blows of quickly. No harm, no foul. The nose is great with green apples, slight wet rocks, slight lemon and simple syrup. On the palate, this has a fair amount of sweetness. Ripe fruit; citrus and peach. Good balance though. Drinks easy with some depth. Young now and very fresh and vibrant. It will develop over time. Delicious. 9.5% Alc. This will go with a wide variety of foods. Considering the screw cap and the sugar and acid levels, this should ha
My first time trying this winery and I was very impressed though it had issues. Golden in color, with a slightly green hue to it. The nose smelled like fireworks or gun powder. I lovve that smell but it was a bit controversial. It also had a sweaty, wet wool sock note to it. In short, there seems to be a lot of sulfur showing here not too unlike how JJ Prums used to show a decade or so ago when the wines were young. None of that bothered me personally. There is also some lemon and wet rocks. On the palate, this has a nice texture. None of the sulfur carries thru to the palate. Lem
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.
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
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.