Daily Archives: April 28, 2009

Leitz Riesling 2007

Leitz, Rheingau, Rudesheimer, Magdalenenkreuz, Riesling, Spatlese 2007 This wine speaks of flowers, both the sweet and the spicy type. The mouth shows us candied fruit, apricots both dried and sweet, driven by a healthy dose of acidity. There is great … Continue reading

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Schloss Lieser Kabinett 2007

Schloss Lieser, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Riesling, Kabinett 2007 Give this wine a little air when you crack the screwcap to blow off a bit of reductiveness. Then you can see Riesling’s petrol character already shining through with citrus in the nose. The … Continue reading

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Dr. L 2007

Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Dr.L, Riesling 2007 This wine is reminiscent of SweetTarts – the candy I loved as a child, with a bit of phenolic grip on the palate – austere but reasonably priced for a sense of the region. … Continue reading

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Hibou de Nuit Gewurz 2006

Hibou de Nuit, Sonoma County, Gewurztraminer 2006 The nose features a vibrant combo of floral and tropical notes, including pineapple and candied banana. In the mouth this Gewurz is quite dense with a streak of acidity to keep it fresh. … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Riesling 2003

St. Joseph, Grand River Valley, Riesling 2003 In the nose there are floral notes, apricots and candied lime. The mouth features peaches and apricots in a semi-dry appearance, fresh and delicious. The staying power of this wine is amazing – … Continue reading

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Canzona Cabernet 2005

Canzona Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 There are sweet smells of caramel and vanilla, bright cherry fruit, cassis and a hint of cigar box. The mouthfeel is supple. Certainly the structure of Cabernet is there to experience, but the … Continue reading

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Small Vines revisited

I had an opportunity to visit with Paul and Kathryn Sloan of Small Vines Wines on Sunday, during their open house at the winery in Santa Rosa. We retasted the ’06 Russian River and ’06 Sonoma Coast which I reviewed … Continue reading

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