Monday, June 28, 2021

Riesling Sampler Pack

6 bottles of great Riesling

Regular price - 1 of each below is = $179.94
Special price for $155 plus tax for the 6 bottles

AustraliaPenfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51...$39.99
France - Julien Schaal Riesling Rosacker Grand Cru....$34.99
France - E. Traber Alsace Riesling...$19.99
German - J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese...$48.99
New York - Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling..$18.99 
Washington - Chateau Ste. Michelle-Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling Columbia Valley...$18.99 

More info on the wines!

2016 Penfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51...$39.99

Very strong floral character on the nose — typical of Eden Valley — with lemon blossom and white-rose perfumes; the aromas are engaging and ever so pretty. The palate, meanwhile, has a succulent, tangy and elegant feel to it. Fresh pear and apple flavors sing out in a chalky textural setting, the acidity is servile, and this holds pure and even, all the way to the balanced, lemon-citrus finish. Drink now or hold until 2022 for some smoother, aged character.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Julien Schaal Riesling Rosacker Grand Cru....$34.99
This is very beautiful with lime, stone and green-melon character. Medium-to full-bodied and creamy with a flavorful finish. Mineral and flinty. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
Fresh chamomile leaves and a notion of crushed yarrow give freshness to the nose of this wine that is intense but nuanced. On the palate, freshness frames and shapes everything, despite the rounded, almost gilded peach fruit of 2018. Ripe lemon brightness gives concentration, structure and drive to this gorgeous dry Riesling. Drink now–2040.
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast

2019 E. Traber Alsace Riesling...$19.99
E. Traber Riesling a dry white wine from the region of Alsace. This white wine is aromatic and it is classified as a “noble grape variety” just like Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat. It is known to be the finest of Alsace grapes and the most elegant. It covers about a quarter of the Alsatian vineyard. It is a dry, racy white with loads of citrus and mineral components. Well structure with a very long finish.
It goes perfectly with turkey, Smoked ham, fish, seafood, poultry, cold meat but also very well with Alsatian dishes such as sauerkraut

2017 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling..$18.99
The 2017 Dry Riesling comes in with seven grams of total sugar, 5.8 of total acidity and 12% alcohol. This is a workhorse wine for Wiemer—6,100 cases produced, a blend of all of the vineyard sites and generally tending to be a third of the winery's total production, more or less. It's why co-owner Fred Merwath considers it the winery's most important bottling, and in this tricky year, the fruit for several single-vineyard sites was declassified to make this better (e.g., Josef Vineyard and Magdalena Vineyard). Perhaps as a result, it shows beautifully, with moderate tension on the long finish and a bright, balanced feel. This, like so many FLX Dry Rieslings, is a fine bargain point in the lineup. It doesn't always show the depth of the best upper-level wines, but sometimes it is not far off. It will age well too—Fred estimates that it can do 15 years. Let's be a little conservative just now and take that in stages, but he's probably right. It will certainly be better and more developed in 2021-2023.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese...$45.99 / 750ml
This has all of the elements of a great spätlese, with pronounced acidity supporting the ripe peach, yellow apple, mango and spruce flavors, while hints of vanilla and piecrust add to the complexity. Still a bit intense, but this should develop beautifully with age, allowing the minerality to become more prominent. Best from 2022 through 2038. 150 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator

Chateau Ste. Michelle-Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling Columbia Valley...$18.99
A lovely wine, appealingly off-dry and boldly expressive, with honeysuckle, peach, grapefruit and spice flavors that linger on the lush, crisp finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. — TF
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

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