From one of the premier German Riesling producers. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is wonderful with slight pineapple, peach and wet rocks. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is slightly sweet (demi-sec). Slightly viscous texture. Flavors of peach and grapefruit with a touch of smoke and lots of minerals. Long finish. Delicious. This drinks well now and should continue to for the next twelve to fifteen years. It will work with a wide variety of foods from aperitifs to dessert or just on its own. Grilled prawns would be a nice match.
This is their base wine that comes screw topped. Light golden in color. The nose is nice with tropical fruits, wet stones and slight peaches. On the palate, the fruit matches. Showing a bit of complexity but still young. Great acidity. Great balance. Nice texture. Long finish. Drink over the next 15 years. This will work on its own or with a wide variety of foods. Fruit salads or a peach cobbler would work well.
2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma, Cienega Vineyard, Wine Review
There is not a lot of great Riesling bottles from California, but this one is consistently pretty good and perhaps a bit better in this vintage. Light gold/green in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with apples and some minerality. Light to medium bodied. On the palate, this is dry with moderately crisp acidity. Green apple notes carry thru to the palate. Nice finish. This should drink well over the next seven to ten years. This can be consumed with or without food. Shellfish would be a nice choice.
This is the basic Riesling from one of the best producers of Riesling in the world. Light green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with pineapples, apples and wet rocks. Medium bodied with some viscosity. Slightly sweet. On thee palate, flavors of pineapple with great minerality. Long finish. This is drinking well now and should easily do another seven to ten years. It drinks great on its own and would work well with a lighter salad.
This wine continues to develop and improve although another few years isn't a bad idea. Medium golden in color, clear and bright. The nose opens initially with diesel but then clears a bit to show minerality, slight lemons and slighter peaches. Medium bodied, slightly oily texture. Complex and deep. A nice lemon candy note on the palate with underlying minerality. Long finish. This should drink well for the next ten to twelve years. It would be a nice match for spicy Asian foods.
Pale golden in color. The nose is interesting with plenty of salinity along with minerals and slight tropical fruits. On the palate, sour lemon candy with underlying minerality. Some depth and complexity. Dry. Good acidity. Nice finish. This should drink well for the next ten to fifteen years. It is very food friendly and will work with most food. Thai food would be a fun choice.
Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has lemon-lime qualities with some minerality. On the palate, this opens quickly with bold flavors. Tart lemon candy and some underlying minerality. Good acidity. Longer finish. There is a nice vibrancy here. Drink over the next few years. It works great on its own but worked better with soft cheeses.
Pale Gold in color, clear and bright. This took maybe 3o to 45 minutes to open up. On the nose there is a nice lemon candy note with some minerality. On the palate, the lemon candy comes thru along with fresh lemons and underlying minerality. Slight char. There is a nice depth and complexity here. Still on the youthful side with plenty of vibrancy. Long finish. This should drink well for another twelve to fifteen years. This is great on its own and will work with a wide variety of lighter foods including fried chicken.
2019 Hillick & Hobbs Dry Riesling Estate Vineyard, USA, New Yourk, Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake, Wine Review
My first time trying this wine. It is Paul Hobbs venture into the Finger Lakes and it is delicious. Light green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with oranges, slight canned peaches and a floral note. A bit of minerality as well. Medium bodied, slightly viscous texture. On the palate, tart oranges, slight lemon-lime, and some underlying minerality. Excellent acidity. Refreshing. Nice finish. This will work with almost any food, but it worked great with soft cheeses. World class Riesling. Drink over the next ten to twelve years, but it will probably go twice that
I love Donnhoff wines and they did quite well in 2010. This one seems to be just about at peak. Medium golden in color. The nose is lovely with wet rock/minerality and a bit of peaches and slight pineapple. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous. Great acidity. On the palate, this is slightly sweet but not overblown for a Kabinett. Pineapple, peach and some lemon with a nice minerals base. Long finish. This is delicious on its own but will work with seafood or fruit salads. It should continue to drink well for another ten to fifteen years.