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WEINGUT KELLER RIESLING TROCKEN 2018
Article code VF13573
$22.00
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“A solidly constructed Dry Riesling that sings soprano notes of pale grapefruit, apricot and and green apple. A fine introduction to the blessed mix of sunshine and rocks of the Rhienhessen. Well-focused and well-done. A nice house Riesling that can be en
EVA FRICKE RIESLING MELLIFLUOUS ELEMENTS 2016 1.5L
Article code VF12975
$51.00
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“Eva Fricke was born in a small village in Lower Saxony the daughter of two doctors. Her passion for wine originated during a practical training in the vineyards of South Africa. Upon returning to Germany, Eva studied viticulture and oenology in Geisenhei
HILD ELBLING TROCKEN 2017
Article code VF13481
$17.00
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“It’s important to understand that Elbling here feels like something of a religion. It’s a culture, a regional dialect that is spoken through this wine of rigorous purity, of joyous simplicity, of toothsome acidity. Even at its best, Elbling is not a grap
DOPPELCHECK DRY RIESLING 2017
Article code VF13354
$17.00
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“The wine is a single-vineyard selection from Lorcher Seligmayer, a steep slope located just where the Rhine river exits the Rheingau region and turns north toward the Mittelrhein. The grapes grow in hillside vineyards of stony slate and quartzite, which
STEFAN MULLER KRETTNACHER EUCHARIUSBERG AUSLESE RIESLING 2017
Article code VF13353
$33.00
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94 points - Jean Fisch and David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines -
"The 2017er Krettnacher Euchariusberg Auslese was harvested directly on the vine at 94° Oechsle in the privileged Gross Schock part of the vineyard. This still proves rather discreet on the nose
STEFAN MULLER NIEDERMENNIGER SONNENBERG ALTE REBEN RIESLING KABINETT 2017
Article code VF13352
$23.00
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“The Müller estate consists of 10 hectares, mostly Riesling (90% of their holdings) and a little Pinot, both Noir and Blanc. Everything is hand-harvested on rolling hillsides teeming with life and vegetation. The vines see no herbicides and no pesticides—
CLEMENS BUSCH RIESLING MARIENBURG KABINETT 2016
Article code VF13351
$33.00
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92 Points - David Schildnecht - “Fresh apricot and Persian melon are laced with zesty grapefruit on the nose and subsequently displayed on a palate that combines seductive creaminess and wafting buoyancy with infectious sheer juiciness. Tingling stone and
KOEHLER-RUPRECHT KALLSTADTER ANNABERG CHARDONNAY SPATLESE TROCKEN 2016
Article code VF13350
$33.00
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“The Annaberg is known to hardcore German wine fans as the birthplace of Scheurebe, but its south-facing slope of rich, dark soils inflected with sand and chalk also turns out to be prime ground for Chardonnay. Dominik farms this organically and matures t
HEINRICH SPINDLER KIRCHENSTUCK GROSSE LAGE RIESLING 2015
Article code VF13307
$55.00
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“All of the top sites are harvested by hand, with the picking crews making two and sometimes three passes for quality. Maceration is short, pressing is gentle and everything flows via gravity. Fermentation starts with ambient yeast, but sometimes cultured
ROTERFADEN LEMBERGER 2016
Article code VF13225
$31.00
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“We, Οlympia Samara and Hannes Hoffmann, are the weingut roterfaden. Our wines are planted, picked, stamped and bottled with our own hands. Everything homeopathic, with love, family and friends, with fresh air and a lot of fun.
On dry-stone terraces with
KNEBEL RIESLING HAMM 2015
Article code VF13117
$39.00
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92 Points - David Schildknecht - Vinous Media: "Fresh lime and Bosc pear tinged with thyme and basil mingle with satisfyingly earthy raw winter squash for a fascinating aromatic and flavor display. Luscious fruitiness, along with a cooling sense of green
KNEBEL RISELING AUSLESE ROTTGEN 2016 375ML
Article code VF12602
$55.00
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“These are not easy grapes to harvest, and it is Matthias’ mother who made this—and all the—noble sweet wines at the estate. Riesling was harvest at 110° Oechsle with very little botrytis. It shows red peach, cassis, apricot and brown spices with a long,
SELBACH - OSTER RIESLING SPATLESE ZELTINGER SONNENUHR * 2015
Article code VF12593
$29.00
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94+ Points - Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate - “The 2015 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese * is finer, more precise, intense and elegant than the regular Spätlese, provided with very subtle flintiness and intensity. On the palate, this is highly
WEISER - KUNSTLER RIESLING ‘ENKIRCHER STEFFENSBERG’ 2017
Article code VF12587
$47.00
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“Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Künstler (pictured above) are as soulful as the vineyards they farm; this is a micro-estate with only around 4 hectares total. They very literally do everything by hand, working the sites both organically and biodynamicall
VAN VOLXEM SAAR RIESLING 2015
Article code VF12527
$23.00
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91 Points - Daivd Schildknecht - Vinous - “White peach, pear and cherry are strewn with iris and lily-of-the-valley for an even more ravishing variation on the alluring aromatics of the corresponding “Riesling Schiefer.” The palate impression here is flat
EGON MULLER SCHARZHOFBERGER RIESLING AUSLESE 2015
Article code VF11890
$625.00
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97 Points - Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate - “The 2015 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese (AP #9) is beautifully clear, intense and piquant on the complex and elegant nose, which displays a great mix of tropical fruit, honey and Scharzhofberg slate w
BECKER PETIT ROSE 2016
Article code VF12910
$17.00
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“Newcomer of the Year in 2006 and for eight of the last nine years the estate produced Germany’s top Pinot Noir as chosen by Gault-Millau. For many years now, the Becker estate located in Schweigen, very far south of the Pfalz on the border of Alsace, has
EGON MULLER SCHARZHOFBERGER RIESLING SPATLESE 2016
Article code VF12912
$175.00
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94 Points - David Schildknecht - Vinous Media: “Scents of white peach, white currant, lime and grapefruit lead to a lusciously fruited palate strongly citric in its bright juiciness but with less naked sense of electric acidity than in the corresponding K
BECKER ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2014
Article code VF11544
$23.00
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"Rich, suave Pinots are made here with riper fruit and meatier textures than are typical for Germany. Green cover crops, minimal spraying, and organic fertilizer nurture the vines; in general, wild yeasts ferment the whites and cultured yeasts are used fo
LEITZ RIESLING RUDESHEIMER BERG ROSENECK ‘KATERLOCH’ GG 2016
Article code VF12832
$47.00
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"The fruit comes from vineyards in the Upper Rheingau predominately comprised of loess and loam soils. It is pressed, fined and then fermented in 100% stainless steel. Like all rieslings, it undergoes two filtrations before bottling and is racked as minim
STEIN, RIESLING OHNE SEKT EXTRA BRUT 2011
Article code VF12896
$41.00
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"Ulli Stein specializes in the absurd and the sublime. He farms meaningful parcels of land that have a few important things in common: They are not easy to work. They are commercially unknown and therefore (most likely) barely financially viable. Finally,
EVA FRICKE RIESLING TROCKEN 'KRONE' 2016
Article code VF10193
$62.00
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"This is the top dry wine of the portfolio. Grand Cru. Single vineyard grey slate with chalk in the deeper soil. Older vines, some planted in 1955. Fermented in tank, 7 months on lees. 7.1 g/l residual sugar, 8.0 g/l acidity. Flavours of yellow fruits, co
EVA FRICKE RIESLING ‘MELLIFLUOUS’ 2017
Article code VF12372
$23.00
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"Eva Fricke wasn’t born into a winemaking tradition, she chose the wine path after getting her first dose of practical training in the vineyards of South Africa. She studied viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim, where she graduated in 2001. In 2008, Eva
STEIN RIESLING SPATLESE ‘ALFER HOLLE 1900’ 2016
Article code VF12728
$53.00
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"It’s perhaps difficult to speak of an overarching “style” at Stein; or maybe it’s that the word, the concept, just doesn’t feel right. Winemaking with Ulli is refreshingly light on “style,” on some idea projected into the vineyards, and more about what t