Please join us Saturday, January 10, 2015 for a German wines tasting with Nancy Peach of Rudi Wiest Selections.
We are starting the year off right…with some great Riesling (and one crazy pink Pinot Noir)! We have been long time supporters of the Rudi Wiest portfolio which is chock full of some of Germany’s greatest producers. The wines below are some of his best, and the newly arrived 2013’s are showing very well. Don’t miss this chance to try some fantastic wines and chat with Nancy Peach, who has been selling fine German wines for many years, and possesses excellent knowledge and passion on the subject.
Nancy Peach will taste the following
(Notes below are from Phil Bernstein, MacArthur Beverages German wine guy)
2013 Rebholz Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) Trocken Rose
A very unique wine for sure. From the Pfalz region, this is 100% organic Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) from limestone soils. Bone-dry with excellent acidity (and a beautiful salmon color to boot) this is a Rose that could actually benefit from short to mid-term cellaring. Rebholz is by far one of the best producers in the Pfalz (and in all of Germany in my opinion).
2013 F Weins Prum Graacher Domprobst Kabinett
Another favorite producer of mine, F Weins Prum continues to produce classic Mosel wines at obscene (in a good way for us) prices. A wine for under $20 from a “grand cru” site-you bet!
2013 Reinhold Haart Kabinett Piesporter Goldtropfchen
Similar thoughts to above. Reinhold Haart is by far the best producer in Piesport and owns what are thought to be some of the best parcels in the famed Goldtropfchen. This is a great Kabinett that is drinking very well at the moment, and showing the nice verve and “cut” that is a hallmark of 2013.
2013 Schafer Frohlich Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese
If you’ve ever chatted German Riesling with me in the shop, I’ve no doubt suggested a wine from this producer. A longtime favorite, these are always Nahe masterpieces from Tim Frohlich, who was recently acclaimed as “winemaker of the year” by the German wine guide Gault Millau. Love these wines! I just enjoyed the 2004 version of this wine over the holidays and it’s still going (quite) strong.
The bright yellow, greenish shimmering 2013 Felseneck Riesling Spätlese opens as a serious wine with cool, fresh, spicy/smoky slate, quartzite and herbal aromas on the nose that indicate a deep and mineral as well as full-bodied and complex Riesling. The palate is impressively juicy and pure at the same time and the finish piquant and salty. Still young this Spätlese just suggests its true class and complexity which shines through in a long, piquant and grippy finish. 93+ pts. Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
2003 Zilliken Spatlese Saarburger Rausch
This wine is a recent library release. I actually ordered it by accident as it was listed amongst 2013’s and I didn’t notice the vintage. I’ll call it a “good mistake” as it’s tough to source older Riesling these days with great provenance. Zilliken is a longtime favorite producer from the Saar, and I’m sure many of you have enjoyed their wines. This wine is just starting to pick up some of the secondary characteristics of well-aged Riesling (even a hint of petrol!), but still has plenty of life ahead of it. A bargain from one of Germany’s masters.
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