This is made utilizing grapes from vineyards near Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with limes, minerals and slight melon. Medium bodied. On the palate, moderate acidity with limes and minerals. Slight bitter note on the finish. This is dry. Very food friendly, this would work well with corn on the cob and other roasted vegetables. Drink over the next eight to ten years.
AP#2. These wines are always so good and reasonably priced and worth buying a few of. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has peaches, slight citrus and "wet rocks". Medium bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, nice peach notes with some minerality. A bit of depth. Nice finish. This drinks easy but there is more stuffing than at first apparent. Drinking well now, it will improve a bit. Nice on its own, this will be great with spicy Asian food.
AP #2. 9.0% abv. In a tasting of about 10 2019 Spatlese, this was my favorite (the only JJ Prum in the tasting). Silvery gold in color with slight green hues. Nice nose with lots of "wet stones", some citrus, and a bit of sulfur. Medium to full bodied. There is a nice depth here that should flash out over time. On the palate, peach, citrus with underlying minerality. Long finish. This is drinking well now with a bit of air, but should continue to improve for the next decade. It should drink well for another fifteen to twenty years after that. A nice accompaniment to spicy Asian f
AP#4 for those keeping track. This is very, tight and needed over an hour to really start to open up. Yellow/gold in color. The nose has wet rocks, along with some peach/apricot. Medium bodied. Moderate acidity. On the palate, more about the peach fruit than minerality. Tasty. Sweet, not cloying. Good finish. This needs about five more years to open and then should drink well for another fifteen to twenty.
Another excellent value in German Riesling. Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has peach and slight wet rocks. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is less sweet than most 2019 Spatlese's tried. Plenty of peach fruit with some minerality. This drinks really easily especially considering the 8.5% ABV. Nice finish. Easy to drink on its own, it will work well with Thai or Chinese foods.
Green/gold in color, clear and bright. Expressive nose of "wet rocks" with some pineapple/tropical fruits. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, there is a touch of trapped CO2 that blows off quickly. Sweet, not cloying with good acidity. Lots of minerality and a slight pineapple note. Tight. Long finish. This needs a few more years to open and then will drink well for another twenty after that. It drinks great on its own (but is sweet) and will work great with a cranberry or beet salad as well as spicy Asian foods.
In a recent tasting among friends, this was the group's top rated wine. AP #2 for those who keep track. Green/gold in color. The nose is nice with pineapple, peach and flinty. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this is sweet. Sweeter than typical, but there is also nice acidity to cut through it. Lots of apricot and pineapple notes with some wet stones. Nice finish. This drinks great on its own and would work well with spicy Asian foods. Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years.
This is AP #2 for those who keep track. Yellow/gold in color. The nose is very tight and took a while to open. It was surprisingly already showing a hint of diesel along with "wet rocks", slight green apples and guava. Medium to full bodied. Excellent acidity. On the palate, this is again, quite closed and took more than an hour to open up and show much. Minerals, slight green apple and more minerals. It is sweet but barely so for a Spatlese. This should amply reward those who give it another five to eight years (or more) in a good cellar. It should drink well for forty years afte
This has always been a go to favorite of mine for large parties or events. It is hard to beat this value. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is ripe with lots of tropical fruit; mangoes and pineapples. Good acidity. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous texture. This is sweet but not cloying. Nice pineapple fruit with some peach. Nice finish. This drinks better on its own due to the sweetness but would work with a lighter salad. It makes a nice aperitif and the price is right.
A bit more elegant than many prior vintages. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is tight and takes a while to open. Eventually showing lots of "wet rocks" and a decidedly concentrated, but not much fruit, nose. Its all about minerality. Viscous. Sweet not cloying on the palate. Moderate acidity. A bit of salinity and lots of minerality on the nose. Good finish. This is wine that those who don't like over-the-top wines will love. There is a lot here but with subtlety and less fruit. It should age wonderfully. Let this sit for another five to ten years and drink ov