2021 Pewsey Vale Vineyard Eden Valley Dry Riesling, Australia, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

Screw capped.  This is a very nice Riesling and a very good value.  Light gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lots of gun powder/petrol along with some apples.  Medium bodied.  The palate is much fresher with apples and a bit of citrus (tangerines).  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  This is nice on its own and should be very food friendly.  It would work well with southeast Asian cuisines.  Drink over the next ten years.  

2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2007
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Arguably the best producer of Riesling in the world.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is lovely with just a hint of petrol along with peach, wet rocks and slight white flower notes.  Full bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is sweet but with enough acidity to cut it.  Very rich.  Peach, slight pineapple and minerality.  Long finish.  Nice on its own, this will work well for dessert with a not too sweet cake.  Drink over the next thirty years.  

2019 North Coast Wine Club Riesling, Washington, Yakima Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$17.00USD

The grapes are grown in Washington and shipped (34F) to northeast Ohio where the wines are made.  12% abv. Light golden in color.  The nose is interesting with nice minerality along with a slight chamomile note and peaches.  Medium bodied.  Dry.  On the palate, the minerality comes thru along with a bit of lemon peel.  Nice finish.  This is drinking well now on its own and should be quite food friendly.  A nice match would be Thai food.  Drink over the next five to eight years.  

2010 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Auslese Alte Reben, Germany, Mosel Saar, Ruwer, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2010
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Made from old vines (alte reben).  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice  with minerals/wet rocks, slight pineapple and a bit of diesel.  Medium bodied.  Some viscosity.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet.  Lots of minerality with a bit of pineapple and citrus (Meyer lemon?).  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  Showing just a hint of age, this should drink well for another ten to fifteen years (at least).  Nice on its own, this will work with lighter salads; a pasta salad would work well.  

2020 Nigl Riesling Rehberger Goldberg, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
97
Grade: 
A+

At a recent tasting at the winery of many amazing wines, this was my favorite.  A stunning Riesling.  The soils of the vineyard are volcanic.  Green gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is great with notes of apricot and crème brûlée. Great acidity.  Wonderful balance.  On the palate, this is concentrated, lively and delicious.  Flavors of peach, apricots, slight coffee and minerality.  Long finish.  This is great on its own and will work with almost any food.  Grilled trout would be great!  Drink over the next twelve to fifteen years.  

2020 Nigl Riesling 1ÖTW Privat Hochäcker, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
96
Grade: 
A

Tasted at the winery.  Grown on steep terraced vineyards.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has bold peach notes and nice minerality.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, peaches and minerals.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This needs a few more years to develop but is already drinking well.  Drink over the next twelve to fifteen years.  This is great on its own and will work with a wide variety of foods.  This would work well with stuffed pork chops.  

2021 Weingut Knoll Riesling Smaragd Reid Loibenberg, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

Stunning wine.  Silvery/green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has sulfur and minerals.  The sulfur should blow off soon as this was bottled recently before I visited the winery.  Medium to full bodied.  Excellent acidity.  Great texture.  On the palate, this has nice minerality with some grapefruit notes.  Long finish.  This is still young but should drink well with some air.  It should last for another fifteen to twenty years if well stored.  Very food friendly, this will go great with crab cakes.  

2021 Weingut Knoll Riesling Federspiel Loibner, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Tasted at the winery.  12% ABV.  Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  Great nose with wet rocks and a slight lemony note.  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, the lemon notes are a bit stronger.  Good minerality.  Long finish.  This is a bit lighter in style but still has depth and complexity.  It is drinking well now and should continue for the next ten to twelve years.  Very food friendly.  It is dry.  It should work very well with Thai food.  

2021 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Ried Trum, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Another winner from Knoll in the excellent 2021 vintage.  Silvery gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has asparagus, and white pepper.  Light tannins.  On the palate, this has concentrated lime notes.  A bit of asparagus on the finish.  Long.  Deep.  Well balanced.  This would go well with lighter foods or even a not too spicy Chinese pork dish.  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  

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