Brandluft Riesling 2021

A crisp and zesty dry Riesling that perfect for casual summer sipping. Fresh nose has cracked stones, a slight herbal thing, and bruised green apple fruit. In the mouth it’s lively and zingy, bone dry, and quite refreshing. Thanks to my brother Angelo for this one.

UPDATE: On night 2, the fruit seems more vibrant and deeper. Upping from 8.8 to 8.9.
— 17 days ago

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Emile Boeckel

Blanc de Blancs Crémant d'Alsace Brut Chardonnay

Lovely #alsace #cremant - brighter lemon nose, some lees, minerality. The dosage is beautifully balanced. This is a great French sparkler and alternative to value champagnes — 2 years ago

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Midelberg Gewürztraminer 2016

Not something I would usually go far, but I really loved this. It is lightly sweet with notes of rose, strawberry, persimmon, and crushed grass. Really tasty with a roast chicken dinner. — 4 years ago


Clos Eugénie Alsace Riesling 2012

Delightful — 5 months ago

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Wiebelsberg Riesling 2016

For me (though perhaps not for others) this is at its apogee. Rich nose has petrol and deep, bitter honey, dried apples and apricot. Some botrytis for sure. Dry, rich, and, to my taste, very slightly oxidative, nice acids and a long, earthy finish that shows honeyed fruit, liquid minerals, and even a bit of mushroom. — 2 years ago

Daniel P., Hugh and 11 others liked this


Brandluft Vieilles Vignes Riesling 2012

Great riesling. Peach, apricot. Loved it. — 5 years ago


Zotzenberg Riesling 2018

This is your #riesling if you’re not a fan of the petrol / diesel notes, once this has had a chance to breathe a bit. While I don’t mind those, this is a nice alternative terroir expression - subtle floral and peach notes on nose. @Kurt Schuster is spot on with the crystalline descriptor. The palate is more about the luscious fruit texture backed by sturdy acidity and a touch of RS rather than a lot of complexity. Where else can you get #grandcru #alsaceriesling other than #costco for ~$18? — 10 months ago


Grand Cru Zotzenberg Gewürztraminer 2017

Post- drinking notes. Love this. So classic. Only qualification is that I’d love it if more Alsace producers went the Trimbach/Hugel route for Gewurz and made it a tad drier. Still so nice. See prior notes for more specifics. — 2 years ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

On the other side of the border in Baden (and also the Pfalz) they do just that Dry Gewürztraminer. But there are very few winemakers who do that and often in minuscule amounts for family and friends (mostly).


Zotzenberg Pinot Gris

At Veritas Columbus, OH. From 2015, very fruity, love it. — 5 years ago