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Hitting the Bulls-Eye:
2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5
They are a historic benchmark and loved by every Riesling fan that we've met. However, in recent vintages, the quality has really shown just what a world-class estate this is.
"Baby" Grand Cru Steal:
2019 Emrich-Schönleber "Mineral" Trocken
Along with bottlings like Keller's "von der Fels" or Lauer's "Senior," it's a wine with an undeniable Grand Cru pedigree. It is, by all standards, simply a declassified Grand Cru.
Riesling Holy Ground
2019 Wittmann Morstein GG
While Keller made the site famous in the U.S., Wittmann has to be considered the torchbearer of this fabled vineyard. In Germany he enjoys a huge reputation.
2019 Weiser-Künstler Enkircher Ellergrub Kabinett
Ellergrub is Weiser-Künstler's top site.
"Truly remarkable wine"
2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5
This is simply a don't miss vintage for Schaefer. Even judged by their superlative track record over many decades, the 2019s are stunning.
Hipping Kabinett "Prince Louis" & Grosses Gewächs
Few producers in the world are hunted down with as much fervor as Keller's wines.
"A stunning expression of airy dry Mosel Riesling"
2018 Willi Schaefer Himmelreich Grosses Gewächs
Schaefer's 2018s are absolutely stunning. They leap out as among the best examples of the vintage. The Himmelreich GG has blazing minerality with a pristine expression.
NY Times says: “There’s more to German wine than Riesling”
2018 Roterfaden Pinot Noir & Lemberger
A stunning, ancient amphitheater may be producing some of Germany’s most elegant reds. And no one knows anything about this place.
The Undeniable Magic of Müller:
QbA to Eiswein
To state the obvious, the wines of Egon Müller are world-class.
In terms of combining intensity and weightless refinement, Müller is without peer.
2018 Keller Abtserde Grosses Gewächs
Abtserde has the magical ability to take the power of Hubacker and the minerality of Morstein and Kirchspiel and roll them up into a wine of heartbreaking finesse and ungodly length.
It's not at all surprising that Abtserde is one of the hardest wines to track down.
Willi Schaefer: 2002-2018
"At their best, they remind us of 2001, but subtler and deeper." - 2019 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese
We wanted to kick off our 2019 German offerings in a big way.
There's no expression of Riesling quite like Müller's Scharzhofberger. It offers intensity without weight; a steely nobility that's breathtaking.
No Precedent: Burgundian? Chablisien? Do not miss…
We very purposely left out the mention of “Weissburgunder,” or Pinot Blanc, from the subject line.
For the simple reason that the grape variety here provides no context for what these wines are. We don’t believe there are any precedents for these wines.
The Cool-Climate Back Up the Truck!
2019 Seehof Pinot Noir Rosé
Rosé is, in a way, one of the simplest wines of the vinous world. This is also what makes getting it perfect so hard. With rosé, the message has to be immediate, direct, dazzling, and refreshing. You should want the next glass before you’re even done with the one you have.
Rare: 2018 Wasenhaus Pinot Noir Trilogy - Vulkan, Bellen & Möhlin
Wasenhaus is, at the moment, perhaps the most exciting young estate in Germany. It's somewhat extraordinary that Wasenhaus' reputation has grown so large and so quickly. The estate is tiny, little more than a minuscule collection of old-vine parcels farmed by two Germans who met working in Burgundy years ago.
Silky, Satiny Skin Contact: 2018 Enderle & Moll “Weiss & Grau”
This is one of the most elegant, silky, and tapered skin-contact wines we have ever tasted. In some ways, it is inexplicable, but in the warm vintage of 2018, Sven Enderle and Florian Moll crafted their most delicate, most transparent, and most elegant “Weiss & Grau.”
“Perfect in Proportion” - Cool-Climate, Calm and Collected: 2019 Lauer “Senior”
“Sourced from 70+-year-old, ungrafted vines in one of Florian’s coolest Grand Cru parcels, Lauer’s ‘Senior’ is simply one of the great dry Rieslings of Germany.” We wrote the above line in last year’s “Senior” offering, and we believe it now more than ever: This is, without question, one of the greatest values in white wine - Grand Cru in everything but price.
Weightless Intensity - Don’t Miss Cult Pinot:
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir "Liaison"
The 2018 Liaison delivers more of everything... except weight. 2018 is shaping up to be a breakout red wine vintage in Germany.
2016 Keller Westhof Abtserde GG
Along with Keller's G-Max, Abtserde is the most sought-after wine in all of Germany. Even beyond Germany, few wines are hunted down as aggressively or are harder to find than Keller's Abtserde. This is currently the only listing for the 2016 Abtserde in the country.
The Singular Balance: 2018 Enderle & Moll Weissburgunder Muschelkalk
The white wines of Enderle & Moll have quietly become cult favorites. The Weissburgunder Muschelkalk represents the "Grand Cru" of their lineup.