Category Archives: Rheingau

1989 Scloss Schonborn Riesling Rheingau Auslese

I brought this one to the blind tasting. It was easy for meVery beautiful orange amber color, of the highest intensity I have seen amongst whites. Crazy that this was once a white 0f platinum color. Will someone email me tomorrow to make sure I secure the last bottle to consume with some loved ones.
On the nose, sound, bouquet of med+ intensity, dried apricots, apple, orange peel, vinyl, stone, slight gasoline, no oak, lots of slate and earth. On the palate, med-sweet, medium+ intensity, peach, apricot, apple, orange, vinyl beach-ball, med+ acidity, very balanced, and very long finish. This wine could stand up to the more spicy end of Asian cuisine, and would be insane with suckling pig.    

1997 Schloss Schonborn Riesling Kabinett

Brought this to a blind tasting a couple of weeks ago because I asked a retailer for a riesling that wreaked varietal character. This wine delivered. Golden Straw color darker than some chards. Really appealing bouquet of apricot, peach, stone, petrol, flowers, no oak to speak of. But an incredible finish. This low alcohol wine is the perfect warm up for your palate.