Apr
12

Spotlight on Riesling: Karthauserhoff Eitelsbacher Karthauserhoffberg Riesling Auslese 2007

After all my voyages through tastings wines from obscure varieties and small regions across Europe and elsewhere, I find my love for white wine can be expressed as a simple

Jul
28

Karthauserhof Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg Kabinett Riesling 2007

Let’s start with German wine labels 101. The first word – Karthauserhof – is the producer. Karthauserhof is one of the top producers in the Mosel, located in, yep, Eitelsbach

Dec
2

Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppehen Riesling Auslese 2005

Dr. Loosen is one German riesling producer that U.S. critics seem to love, particularly his spatlese and auslese wines, which tend to garner high scores. I’m a little unclear why

Apr
16

Schlossgut Diel Dorsheimer Goldloch Riesling Spatlese 1997

I’ve mentioned this before, but I simply can’t get over the ease at which one can pick up excellent provenance aged wines for good prices in California. It provides the

Mar
22

JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007

Being in California makes one wont to constantly consume California wine. But, I would hate to miss out on the deft life of a German riesling such as this. JJ

Jan
4

Donnhoff Riesling Trocken 2006

I’ve sampled several Donnhoff’s now – enough to convince me that with the right producer German Riesling can soar. This example, however, was a bit disappointing, while still being very

Dec
30

Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Kabinett 2006

Another celebratory wine, opened a couple days after the Almaviva. Hot on the heels of the Estate Riesling (and, frankly, surpassing it), this beauty had a voluptuous nose of mandarin

Dec
13

Donnhoff Estate Riesling 2006

After listening to Barry and Joe rave about the virtues of Donnhoff, and hearing that BC Liquor got a limited shipment of a few of their rieslings I had to

Nov
12

Dr. Loosen Riesling Auslese "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" 2005

I had this on the same night as the Roslack to compare something at 1/4 of the price. I wanted to get a sense of whether the Roslack was that

Nov
12

Schloss Johannisberger Roslack Riesling Auslese 2006

An extremely expensive bottle of Rheingau Riesling here – at $100 retail for a 375ml bottle. Here was a chance to taste greatness in a Riesling at last. The nose