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Indescribable Magic:
2017 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Auslese Half-Bottles & 750s

Line up the top wines of the world, toss an Egon Müller into the mix and watch people's eyes light up when the Müller comes around the table.

"Andreas and Barbara Adam really nailed the 2018 vintage."
2018 AJ Adam Dhron Riesling In der Sängerei

In 2018, Adam turned out one of his most impressive collections of the past decade.

They represent one of the high notes of the 2018 vintage. You would be hard-pressed to find a set of wines that possess as much verve and finely etched minerality.

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

Baby "Grand Cru"
- 2019 Keller Von der Fels Trocken

At this point, Keller is recognized as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.

There are many ways to highlight Keller's skills, but perhaps the best is what he achieves with a wine at the price point of Von der Fels.

"A huge success"
2019 Egon Müller Scharzhof QbA

Typically QbA is a humble category, housing producers' "Estate" wines. They can be nice wines, but seldom are they profound.

Müller's QbA transcends the entire designation. It's without peer.

"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.

Hitting the Bulls-Eye - Revisited:
2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5

There appears to be no stopping Willi Schaefer. 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.

Vintage after vintage, they turn out some of the greatest wines.

"Among the finest growers of the Mosel"
- 2018 Weiser-Kunstler Trarbacher Schlossberg Kabinett

"Once again, Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Künstler underline why they are among the finest growers of the Mosel. " -Mosel Fine Wine Based on their small size and purity-focused winemaking style, many people like to compare their wines to Willi Schaefer’s. Their stunning lineup of rieslings are soulful, delicate, and simply magical.

Without Peer - A Celebration of Müller's Kabinett:
From Bottles to 6-Liters

We're obsessed with Egon Müller's Kabinett. The way that it manages intensity without weight makes it utterly and uniquely compelling. Catching a bottle of Müller's Kabinett in the zone is one of our favorite wine experiences.

"The 2017 collection by Willi Schaefer is awe-inspiring and possibly the finest ever"
- 2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #10

Time has only reinforced the quote from Mosel Fine Wines above. Schaefer has been on a tear in recent years. Even in this context, the 2017s seem special. We recently opened a bottle of the Domprobst Spätlese #10, and it was stunning.

2017 Keller Abtserde GG

Few wines are hunted down as aggressively or are harder to find than Keller's Abtserde. Keller's Abtserde has become a ghost wine. Today's offer underscores this fact. There are no other listings for Keller's 2017 Abtserde in the U.S.

“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.

"Manages the tour de force of being both bold and subtle at the same time."
- 2016 Lauer Ayler Kupp Riesling Spatlese Fass 7

Lauer's 2016 Kupp Spätlese manages a beautiful combination of silky richness and luminous lift.

The Mosel's Finest, 118 Years of History: Stein “1900”

Stein's 1900 is one of the greatest wines of the Mosel, and no one really knows about it. This is a wine we’ve obsessed over, coveted and collected since the first vintage (2011). It’s a wine we’ve quietly introduced to a few collectors and fanatics, to near-universal amazement.

"This is a superb effort and one of the best Scharzhofberger Kabinett we have ever tasted."
- 2015 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Kabinett Alte Reben Auction

Müller's 2015s seem poised to become absolute legends. Egon Müller compares his 2015s to his 1990s, which are amazing wines - some of the best of the past few decades. We're excited to offer one of the greatest wines of Müller's 2015 collection, Scharzhofberger Kabinett Alte Reben Auction.

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. 

“This is a gorgeous Sekt” - 2017 Weiser-Künstler Sekt

Weiser-Künstler has cemented its place as one of Germany’s greatest estates. At the core of it, the superlative quality of this domaine comes down to great sites and an utter uncompromising stance towards quality.

Rare Sightings, Part Two:
2017 Keller Kirchspiel Grosses Gewächs

Two weeks ago, we offered Keller's 2012 Kirchspiel GG. It sold out in a couple of hours. Today, we're happy to present Keller's 2017 Kirchspiel GG. I should warn you from the outset that the 2017 is much less available than the 2012.

Magic In The Saar: 2018 Lauer Riesling Schonfels GG

“We have never tasted so many great dry Mosel Rieslings in any previous vintage." – Jean Fisch and David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines

Rare Sightings: 2012 Keller Kirchspiel Grosses Gewäch

I was all over this parcel when I saw it. Keller's 2012s are dynamite. At this point, Keller is recognized as one of the greatest winemakers in the world. Try finding his Grosses Gewächs and it becomes clear that the world has taken notice. 

The Saar’s New Destiny? Dry Grand Cru Riesling:
2018 Lauer GGs: Kupp & Feils

“We have never tasted so many great dry Mosel Rieslings in any previous vintage.” –Jean Fisch and David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines 2018 was widely reported as one of the warmest vintages on record, and while in some places this may have been a liability, in the extreme cool-climate vineyards of the Mosel, this warmth served to polish the rather extreme acids that sometimes make the dry wines from this region, well, a bit harsh.

Dry Riesling Revelation: 2016 Beurer Riesling "Nothing"

In the last 15 years our understanding of what Riesling is capable of has certainly expanded; today we break through to another level. While there's no denying that the frenzied vogue for zero-sulfur wines can produce mixed results, wines like Beurer's "Nothing" are serious reminders of the profundity that these wines can deliver. This is a devastatingly impressive wine. 

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