Category Archives: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

2005 Carl Schmitt Wagner Riesling Spatlese Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg

schmitt_wagnerHot summer night. Thought about how refreshing this was going to be, all the way home. Pale straw color. On the nose, youthful, minerally, peach, lime, tangerine, gasoline, honey, some floral elements, with earth, and no oak. On the palate, off-dry, medium+ intensity, peach and tangerine nectar, laced with slate and mineral, medium at best on acidity, there seems to be a thread connecting the fatter more luscious 05’s, lower acidity. Solid bordering on monstrous finish, lots of pretty fruit, very layered, under-appreciated genre that’s also starting to gain momentum.    

2005 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtrpfchen Kabinett Riesling

Perhaps the highlight of today’s lunch tasting at Wild Ginger. Only a few cases left so I got myself a six pack. Great golden straw color much more intense than the 07. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, nectarine, peach, apple, lime zest, orange peel, auto shop, lots of earth, and not oaky in any…Continue Reading

2003 JJ Prum Bernkastel Badstube Riesling Auslese

There were zero photo’s on the Badstube vineyard, in Bernkastel disrict of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region of Germany. I tasted the 03 Riesling Auslese, fantastic bouquet on this wine, steel and slate, petrol, peaches, and floral notes. On the palate, med sweet, honey, flowers, and diesel fuel. I liked this one, how complex and integrated the…Continue Reading