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Goldloch GG Erste Lage Riesling 2018

Delicious with some air contact. — 2 months ago

Tom, Ron and 2 others liked this

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Von der Nahe Riesling 2018

More sweet than I like Rieslings but very well balanced. — 3 years ago

Joh. Bapt. Schäfer

Goldloch Riesling 2017

This was my favourite in a very interesting blind tasting involving 17' rieslings from 4 different German regions - Nahe, Rheinhessen, Rheingau, and Pfalz. The wines were hauntingly similar at the start, but started to reveal themselves when left to their own devices. The tasting reinforced my belief that German rieslings best show their terrior aged or post-ferment, unsulphured and straight from the tank/barrel.

Regardless, I kept coming back to this wine. It was perhaps the most open of the lot. I guess the vineyard does help here, given the typical opulence of Goldloch - something I picked up while helping Caroline at Diel. The nose definitely shows some ripeness, with apricots and quince dominating, but pulled back with aromas of fresh herbs. The palate's fleshy and salty, with some spicy intrigue, oily texture, and a driven acidity. It's so drinkable at the moment.

NB: I think I need to pay a little more attention to JB Schafer after this. I gotta admit, I might have gravitated towards the Wagner-Stempel if it wasn't a blind. JB Schafer doesn't have the rep yet, espeically given how little their kabi sold for in the last VDP auctions, but I reckon riesling drinkers will be caught off guard in the future if this winery continues in this trajectory.
— 5 years ago

Severn, Ira and 17 others liked this

Domaine Henri Boillot

Les Chevrets Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

2015. By the time we added this delicious Burgundy to the table while we were still enjoying the Diel Extra Brut Sekt and the R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosato it created a perfect spectrum of colors and flavors to match the dishes prepared by the Boiler Room chefs. A great way to usher in the New Year! — 5 months ago

Ira, Severn and 5 others liked this

Schlossgut Diel

Dorsheimer Goldloch Auslese Riesling 1998

Golden amber color. Tart tropical fruit, mineral, a little bit of honey. Another excellent aged Riesling Auslese. — 4 years ago

Tom, Scott and 10 others liked this

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Brut Riesling

Rich gorgeous — 6 years ago

Schlossgut Diel

Schlossberg Riesling 2016

Hmmmm (Reisling cooing sound): high quality QbA from Nahe with that Nahe high toned minerality with JUST an impression of sweetness. Star fruit, underripe Cantaloupe, dried ginger. Just a delight, and for about 17$ even more so. — 3 years ago

Alex, Ceccherini and 7 others liked this

Schlossgut Diel

Dorsheimer Pittermännchen Großes Gewächs Riesling 2012

2012 vintage. Wow. Fantastic — 4 years ago

Meg and Brian liked this

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Nahesteiner Riesling 2016

Distinctive flavor, lots of tennis ball on the nose and a very acidic start with a dry finish. Some earthiness and mineral that makes it distinct from other Rieslings. — 5 years ago

Schlossgut Diel

Eierfels Riesling 2014

Apples & white peaches with lemon peel and pink grapefruit plus some herby naphthalene. Elegant and quite complex with good quality of fruit and great precision. Mid weight with a mineral touch towards the end. A fine wine.
Spontaneous fermentation in lege, used wood.
— 6 years ago