Tag: Riesling

Chateau Ste Michelle Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling 2000, Columbia Valley, Washington State

This is a great collaboration between Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr. Loosen.

Brown in color with a brick rim.

Full bodied and bold.

Sweet on the palate with high acidity.

This 22 year old is showing citrus, prunes, dried figs, raisins, honeydew, spices, honey suckle, red apples and pineapples.

Extremely sweet and a bit unbalanced, although very yummy.

Wine Spectator 98 points.

Very tasty by itself as a dessert. I loved the nose more than the palate.

7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$200 (375ml)

Maison Koenig Alsace Riesling 2018, France





Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of lemons, limes, apples, diesel, light tropical fruits, minerals and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry with a touch of RS on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, melons, pears, spices, white pepper and minerals.

Tangy finish with limes and pepper.

This is a very enjoyable Riesling from Alsace. Easy drinking and good by itself.

Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with some sugar left, to balance the acidity.

Would be nice to see how this evolves in the next 5 years.

A good wine to sip on by the porch. I paired it Burrata and tomatoes.

Vegan. Kosher and Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$19.

Lorcher Krone Riesling Kabinett 1983 Rheingau, Germany

It is always interesting to drink these kind of old wines, but it is never a sure thing. This 38 year old Riesling is not at its peak for a while now.

Nice deep golden in color.

Medium bodied with high acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, limes, green apples and spices.

Tangy finish with limes.

This 38 year old is tangy and interesting, but not as complex as I wanted it to be.

Good by itself and better with food. A little oxidized on the nose, but not on the palate. Has a light cider feel.

Wasn’t that pleasant right out of the bottle, but opened up nicely after 20 minutes of airtime.

Not balanced anymore, but still interesting and easy to drink.

I paired it with spicy Ahi Tuna and seaweed salad.

Bottled in September of 1984. A small production of only 3,690 bottles.

10% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Smith-Madrone Winery Spring Mountain District Riesling 2017, Napa Valley, California



Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Pretty nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, diesel, light tangerines, light river rocks, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, spices, lemons, apples, light earth, minerals, light sea salt and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruit.

This is a delicious Riesling from Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and would benefit from a few years in the bottle. Already drinking nicely with nice balance.

Good by itself or with food, and better after 45 minutes of airtime.

Not as complex as the 2016 vintage, but time will tell as this evolves in the bottle. Still very yummy.

A great sipping wine and a good pool wine too. Fresh with a dry finish.

I paired it with Cedar Planked Salmon on the BBQ.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$34.

Bee Hunter Wines Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Late Harvest Riesling 2014, Anderson Valley, California




Deep yellow in color with a golden 24 carat hue.

Beautiful nose of yellow apples, ripen pears, minerals, tropical fruits, apricots and spices.

Fill bodied with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with pears, apricots, honey, apples, tropical fruits and spices.

Long sweet finish.

This is a delicious Sweet Riesling from Anderson Valley. Nicely balanced and rich, with lots of acidity to balance the sugars.

This 7 year old is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Showing great complexity with beautiful flavors. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

I paired it with a chocolate cake, but I preferred it all by itself.

A special selection that was only produced in this vintage. Very special.

9.7% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$32 (375ml).

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dry Riesling 2016, New York

Light lemon in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose with limes, lemons, citrus, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with citrus, spices, honey, red apples, light diesel, minerals, white pepper, light tropical fruits and pineapples.

Long tangy finish with limes and honey.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Good by itself as a sipping wine. Tasty and spicy. Interesting and engaging.

The bright acidity is nicely balanced with the excess sugar. I liked the palate better than the nose.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely, now and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

A good food wine that will pair very nicely with spicy Thai food.

A small production of only 340 cases made. Less than 1% residual sugar.

11.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$20.

King Frosch Nahe Riesling 2018, Germany

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

On the nose lemons, diesel, apples, pears, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapples, kiwi, papaya, peaches, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a touch of RS.

Medium finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very nice Riesling from Germany. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing.

Showing nice complexity, easy drinking, gentle and fruity.

Good by itself or with food. A good pool wine and good for parties.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.

King Frosch Nahe Riesling 2018, Germany

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

On the nose lemons, diesel, apples, pears, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapples, kiwi, papaya, peaches, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a touch of RS.

Medium finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very nice Riesling from Germany. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing.

Showing nice complexity, easy drinking, gentle and fruity.

Good by itself or with food. A good pool wine and good for parties.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.

Alexana Winery Revana Vineyard Riesling 2017, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of diesel, lemons, apples, pears, pineapples, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, green apples, light grapefruits, vegetables and bitter herbs.

Long tangy finish with almonds.

This is a very interesting Riesling from Oregon. A little spicy with earth notes. Really enjoyed the nose here.

A good quality wine. Will be interesting to revisit it in 5 years.

Tangy and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.

I enjoyed it all by itself, by the lake.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dolce Riesling 2017, New York

Light in color, almost clear.

Sweet nose of lemons, citrus, melons, red apples, white pepper, diesel, minerals and light tropical fruits.

Full bodied, buttery and bold, with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with apples, melons, pears, tropical fruits, spices, light peaches, pineapples, light diesel, lemons and sea salt.

Long tangy finish.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Showing nice complexity and well balanced.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

Tasty by itself as a sipping wine, and would pair nicely with spicy food.

Sweet and tangy, with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

I also tried it with duck liver Pâté and really enjoyed it too.

A great dessert wine. I finished the whole bottle by myself, Just saying 😊

A small production of only 200 cases.

11.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$25.