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

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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

Vintage: 
2005
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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

Vintage: 
2012
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

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

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard, USA, California, Cienega Valley, Central Coast, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Light golden in color.  The nose is nice with some peach notes.  Slight minerality.  Clean.  Nice texture.  A perception of sweetness perhaps, but this drinks dry.  Some red apple, some dry peach on the palate.  Refreshing.  Not very deep.  Easy drinking.  Worked fine on its own or with food.  

2012 Sineann Riesling, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2012
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B+

Light gold in color.  The nose is very tight at first.  With air, slight pineapple and slight simple syrup.  On the palate, this is a bit flabby.  Thinner in texture.  Slight minty note.  Slight melons.  OK on the finish.  Not as good as prior Rieslings from this producer.  It is a solid Riesling but a bit more cut would be nice.  

2013 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel ***, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2013
Score: 
96
Grade: 
A

Light golden in color.  Wonderful nose of minerals, simple syrup, honey and slight pineapple.  On the palate, pears and minerals.  This is sweet but not what I might have expected.  Just about what I wanted though.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  Its light on its feet yet intense.  Lovely wine that has some upside.  

2013 Leindl Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2013
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Light gold/copper in color.  The nose has a metallic tin note to it (not unpleasant) and some limes.  Interesting for a Riesling, it made me wonder if there is some Gruner blended in.  On the palate, this is crisp.  There is a perception of sweetness but really a dry(ish) wine.  Minerals with some lemon.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  Food friendly.  

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