2014 Weingut Knoll Riesling Selection Ried Pfaffenberg Steiner, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$60.00USD

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.  

2007 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Kremser Freiheit, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2007
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B

Nice to be able to try a Gruner with 14 years of age on it.  It was still nice if a bit past prime but shows there is some staying power.  Light gold in color.  The nose has lost its fruit but there is still some minerality and a bit of fleshiness to it.  On the palate, the crisp acidity is still there but again, no fruit.  There is some depth and minerality.  Drink up if you have any or what the heck, let it go five more and see what happens.  Better with some cheeses.  

2014 Weingut Knoll Riesling Selection Ried Pfaffenberg Steiner, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$70.00USD

Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has some diesel and schist along with a bit of lemon/lime.  Full bodied.  On the palate, tart lemons with an underlying minerality.  It does seem like there is a slight residual sugar. Good acidity.  This is a serious Riesling that should drink well for another ten to fifteen years (at least).  This drinks well on its own but will work better with just about any food.  It should be a nice match for Thai or Indian.