2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Golden Capsule), France, Alsace

Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

This is young and tight.  Light golden in color.  The nose is nice with peach and minerals.  On the palate, this is rich.  Not quite the acid I might like but plenty of delicious fruit and enough acidity.  Good finish.  It will be interesting to see how well this ages out.  I would think it improves from here, but would drink it in the first 10 - 12 years of life.  

2005 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe - Wine Review

Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

Great showing for this wine.  Everyone was blown away with this.  It has really come into its own.  Light golden in color.  The nose is very clean with slight pineapple, lots of minerals and hints of honey.  On the palate, this is sweet but not overtly.  Great acidity.  complex and deep with minerals, tropical fruit and pineapple.  Clean no petrol.  Long finish.  Great with food.  Stunning.  

2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel - Wine Review

Score: 
98
Grade: 
A+

Wow.  For some reason, the JJ Prum 2015 wines have not shut down.  This one is amazing.  It will get better as well and probably has 50 years of great drinking ahead.  One of the truly great wines out there and when one factors in price, there are not many better values.  This was from a 375ml bottle.  Light golden in color.  The nose is clean with minerals, wet rocks and slight peach and grapefruit.  On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying.  Great acidity.  More about minerals but some stone fruit.  Deep and contemplating.  Long finish.  Spectacular.  

2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel - Wine Review

Score: 
96
Grade: 
A

Wow.  This bottle is probably still on the retail shelves for under $25.  It is amazing.  Everyone at the table was oohing and ahhing over it.  And it has decades of life left if you can keep your hands off.  Light golden in color.  The nose is awesome.  Pineapple, minerals, slight peach and what I thought was thyme (?).  On the palate, this is slightly sweet.  Amazing energy.  Wonderful texture; slightly oily slightly sinewy with juicy acidity.  Long finish.  Served with fried pickles stuffed with pub cheese and chiplote mayo (a very difficult match) this handled it in stride and was aweso

Crisp and Refreshing Summer White Wines by Broadbent, Dr. Loosen, and Spy Valley

Wines to Go Buy This Week: Crisp and Refreshing Summer White Wines by Broadbent, Dr. Loosen, and Spy Valley The dog days of August are upon us and we have but a few weeks remaining before hot summer nights give way to crisp autumn leaves. This summer has been brutally hot for most of the US -though not too bad here in San Francisco, though September tends to be our hot month, if "hot" and "San Francisco" can actually be used in the same sentence- and I've had the great pleasure of discovering some fantastic white wines that are both tasty and refreshing for those hot nights. So before summer ends, here are three white wines to go buy this week : Broadbent Vinho Verde - Vinho Verde is a staple of Portuguese culture. Translated it means "Green Wine" which refers to its youthful freshness. It's a low-alcohol, light, crisp, and slightly effervescent wine that is about as close to perfection as a summer wine can be. Broadbent makes a fantastic Vinho Verde and at about $9 a bottle, it's worth buying a case to serve at your Labor Day picnic. Your guests will love it. About $9. Buy Broadbent Vinho Verde

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