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.  

2015 Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

The 2015 is awesome but it is shutting down as I write this in 2018.  Time to let even the basic wines sleep or give them some air.  This is light golden in color.  The nose has wet rocks and a slight pineapple note.  It gives the perception that it will be sweet but it is dry.  Great minerality.  Long finish.  This is under $20 and a great value.  Screw capped as well.  

2001 Weingut Hirsch Riesling Gaisberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Medium/dark golden in color.  Very pretty.  The nose has nice minerality, slight petrol, and a hint of dried lemon.  Medium bodied.  Slightly sweet on the palate.  Flavors of lemon, minerals and slight wet rock.  Nice finish.  This is drinking just find but showing its age.  Certainly not over the hill, however.  It has a nice complexity and depth at this point.  Worked well with cheeses and breads.  

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