Domdechant Werner 2006 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Riesling

Tasting notes: The auslese from this vineyard explodes out of the glass with effusive flavors that include creamy vanilla and juicy peach. Long, intense, and exquisite, this wine makes a convincing argument for declaring Riesling, rather than chardonnay, the world’s greatest white grape varietal. Worth knowing: Hochheim is located on the Main River in the […]

Dr. Loosen 2005 Auslese Ürziger Würzgarten

Tasting notes: A polished and stylish Riesling that explodes with apricot, honey, and racy lime and possesses amazing depth. Worth knowing: An archaeologist by training, Dr. Ernst Loosen remedied many of the ills that plagued his family’s estate when he took it over in 1987: reducing crop yields, halting all chemical fertilization, and revising cellar […]