- Dom Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schloss Ste Cath 2010 Mag Product #26625 (In Stock)
One of Alsace's best dry Rieslings, hand bottled in Magnum for us. Very limited.
"Very perfumed nose of flowers (iris, peony), tangerine, pineapple and crystallized ginger; showing a bit more lift today than the Schlossberg, even if this wine is from lower on the hillside. Then rich and suave on the palate, with an opulent mouthfeel to the flavors of stone fruits, nutmeg and mace. Finishes long and smooth, with a ripe apricot flavor complicated by minerals and spices. An excellent showing, and built for aging. According to Cathy Faller, this needs about three more years of bottle age to enter its optimal drinking phase."International Wine Cellar 92 points
"Well-knit and fresh, there's a quiet intensity to this elegant white, and a floral overtone to the notes of Jonagold apple, white peach, lemon zest, beeswax and toasted almond. Lingering mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 93 points
- Dom Weinbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2010 Product #25204 (In Stock)
My tasting note from August, 2011, at the Domaine reads, "We've got to have this!" Every bit as refreshing as the Riesling Reserve, this layers on Grand Cru intensity and depth and an endless finish. You'll find Gala apple, white peach, and lots of zesty lime flavor here under intense aromas of fresh flowers, wet stones, and lime zest. This long, complex, mouthwatering, white comes from the upper slopes of the first vineyard in Alsace to achieve “Grand Cru” status.
"Racy and medium-bodied, this offers flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon zest, beeswax, blanched almond and lots of ground spice. Lovely precision to the overall balance. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 92 points
- Dom Weinbach Riesling Reserve Personnelle 2011 Product #26420 (In Stock)
Always one of the best dry Riesling values to come out of Alsace, the 2011 edition offers all the complexity and refreshment of the Wine Spectator 90 point 2010 release in a more open, ready to love, package. The cool 2011 growing season in Alsace was saved by a warm Indian summer that allowed growers to wait to harvest when their fruit was perfectly ripe. In this – the estate’s “entry level” Riesling – you’ll find that lovely ripeness from first sniff where aromas of peach, yellow pear, lime zest, grapefruit pith, and salty wet stones jump from the glass.
In the mouth, it’s a touch more open than the 2010 was at this point, with layered and lovely flavors of orchard and citrus fruits accented by notes of almond and warm stones. So fresh in the mouth, it reminded me of biting into a sweet and juicy wine grape, with zesty acidity and a smoky, stony, edge keeping things fresh on the long, mouthwatering, finish.