Sweet and slightly viscous in texture, this wine lacks some aromatic flourishes, sacrificing complexity for purity of its pineapple, apple and citrus flavors. Yet because of its balanced, crisp acidity, the wine still sings, finishing long and mouthwatering. Drink now–2030.
Rheingraf’s 2010s look to be terrific, and this bottling, from old vines, starts fast. Mouthwatering notes of honey, truffle and petrichor emerge, followed by a wine that’s plush and mouthfilling yet structured; ripe yet crisp. Drink now–2020.
Everything about this Riesling is elegant and balanced: Sweet-tasting, honeyed fruit and flower elements are countered by smoke and savory fennel notes. Rich, creamy textures are enlivened by a shock of lemon-lime acidity. Juicy yet refined, it lingers long with a kiss of sweet nectarine flavor.
Ripe on the attack, with flavors of fleshy, yellow stone fruit and marmalade, this voluptuous yet dry Riesling is balanced, with layers of crushed stone and slate-driven minerality. Tart, citrusy acidity sends a sunny shockwave to your senses.
Steely and smoky, this luscious, full-bodied wine has a gorgeous mineral tone. The palate is dry, yet decadently fruity and floral, with loads of dainty blossoms and yellow cherries. A rich, nuanced, impeccably balanced wine.
. Strub was successful across the board in 2001, and this three-star spätlese is one of its best efforts. Hints of minerals and diesel mark the nose, while the flavors are more fruit-driven, featuring apple and pineapple. The mouthfeel is lush; the finish long and chalky. —J.C.
Starts with slightly floral apple and pear aromas, developing tons of tropical fruit flavors on the palate; soft and inviting yet full-flavored. Not a simple fruit bomb, as it reveals smoky, minerally nuances on the long finish.
Aromas of pure, sweet, dry botrytis follow through to a wine of great richness, sweetness and acidity on the palate. Offers orange marmalade flavors and concentrated superripe fruit; at this stage, it is just beginning to come together—give it 10 years or more. Imported by Michael Skurnik Wines.