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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 3 
TypeWhite - Off-dry
ProducerSchloss Vollrads (web)
VarietyRiesling
DesignationSpätlese
Vineyardn/a
CountryGermany
RegionRheingau
SubRegionn/a
Appellationn/a
UPC Code(s)088474020908

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2035 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.4 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 30 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by RGCM Gananda on 10/15/2014 & rated 92 points: Peach and mineral on the nose. At first, the sweetness was dominant with only a bit of acidity. After being open for about 30 minutes, it came into balance quite nicely. Peach and apple upfront with good mineral qualities on the finish. Nice smoothness through the middle and the sweetness ended up being fully balanced by the acidity. Finish had good length and acidity, enough so that I think this wine should continue to improve over the next few years. Not as complex or as precise as some other spatleses’, but still showed quite well. (1217 views)
 Tasted by Barry Notes on 10/13/2014 & rated 88 points: PnP chilled. Clear, light straw color. Proper fruity nose. Typical nice, easy drinking Rheingau Riesling. Good fruit, clean, fun, not as tart as Mosel. Med sweat, minerals, decent balance, nothing off. $25 (1288 views)
 Tasted by Wine-Strategies on 10/11/2014: Light straw, bright. Ripe-ish aromas of orchard fruit, and brown spices. Lower acids than I might prefer, not very complex, but for the money, a delicious if not very serious Riesling. Good weight, clean, enjoyable; excellent with some traditional German sausages fresh off the grill (with plenty of hot/spicy mustard, of course). Drink before 2022

PnP, served non-blind. (1814 views)
 Tasted by whitmanlholt on 7/5/2014 & rated 88 points: Popped and poured. This is a medium yellow wine. On the nose, I got freshly-cut apples, some slate, and some citrus. The mouth is moderately sweet, but a little flabby and loose. This was better served on the colder side. Overall, I thought this was fine, but nothing to get excited about. 88 points. (1513 views)
 Tasted by fingers on 6/1/2014: Still quite simple and basic. Would like to be getting more out of a Spatlese, even at 4 years young. Honeysuckle, melon, citrus, and light minerals. (1764 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 5/11/2014 & rated 92 points: Consistent with notes on 3/4/2014. (952 views)
 Tasted by chcook on 3/8/2014: PNP. Color straw. You can smell the minerality and acidity in the nose. Swishing though balances a blast of acid with lychee and dense RS. Long cheek coating finish and the acid is almost tongue tingling. I think that this will be uber long lived and may grab a few more to monitor over time. (1025 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 3/4/2014 & rated 92 points: Nose was closed until wine warmed slightly and was still not near as impactful as the palate. Peaches and cream, granny smith apple, a bit of pear and passive minerality. Fantastic acidity and tartness and just right sweetness that balanced with the alcohol. I Buy this wine every year and it never disappoints. Would like to lay down some bottles but it never happens. Too luscious. (1227 views)
 Tasted by wtianseter on 2/7/2014 & rated 92 points: Crisp citrus lead followed by sweet balance tropical fruit. Classic styled Spätlese. This is how they need to be made. The finish is a full and round flavor with a slightly tang on the edge. Slight diesel nose and flavor. It was even nicer that I bought this at a restaurant at half price which was a few dollars less than the price of the bottle I have in my cellar. I need to try to find some more of this to lay down.....it has years of wonderfulness to go. (816 views)
 Tasted by fingers on 12/18/2013 & rated 88 points: Timid on the aroma front. Some lychee, honeysuckle, light oil. More liberal on the palate but still seems quite a juvenile in development. 5+9+15+9 = 88 (1156 views)
 Tasted by seanb on 9/2/2013 & rated 92 points: Flowery and light, with a great touch of sweetness (1371 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 7/17/2013 & rated 92 points: Consistent with prior notes. (1417 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 5/22/2013 & rated 92 points: Consistent with 3/20/13 tasting notes. (1586 views)
 Tasted by kenito799 on 4/28/2013 & rated 88 points: Excellent layering of white stone fruit and some minerality, acidity barely starts to balance the sweetness. An excellent pairing for spicy Asian food, but I have preferred the drier rieslings from this outstanding producer. (1517 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 4/18/2013 & rated 92 points: Consistent with last note. My wife's favorite with any Asian fare.....I have to agree, a great pairing. (1426 views)
 Tasted by scott davis on 3/24/2013 & rated 87 points: Pale yellow-green in color, with lime, green apple, and honeysuckle aromas. On the palate, mild apple fruit, pear, melon, and a caramel note come through. Light acidity, which is spritzy more so than balancing. Finishes sweet. (1192 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 3/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Nose was closed until wine warmed slightly and was still not near as impactful as the palate. Peaches and cream, granny smith apple, a bit of pear and passive minerality. Fantastic acidity and tartness and just right sweetness that balanced with the alcohol. If I could keep my wife out of our inventory I would like to taste this again in a few years. (1119 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 2/17/2013 & rated 92 points: Consistent with my notes on 12*7*12. (1116 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 1/25/2013 & rated 92 points: Young Spatlese. Consistent with last notes on 12/7/12. (1130 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 1/1/2013 & rated 90 points: A good any evening wine. Light gold color and has flavours of melon and some minerality. (1069 views)
 Tasted by kcsteve on 12/7/2012 & rated 92 points: Beautiful wine. Nose was closed until wine warmed slightly. Peaches and cream, granny smith apple and minerality. Fantastic tartness and just right sweetness that was balanced with the alcohol. Acidity of this wine was so nice. Served with a stir fry that had a bit of kick. Good pairing. (1371 views)
 Tasted by MillenialWineGuy on 10/26/2012 & rated 88 points: Honey, peach and floral note son the nose with lemon mixed in. A little effervescence that actually made the wine more interesting. Shoulid go away. This wine is still pretty young and will be better in 1-2 years. (1249 views)
 Tasted by Askoje on 10/8/2011 & rated 86 points: Perfumed ripe green apples with white flowers and a hint of flint on the nose.
Almost indelicate and awkward sweet start on the palate. From mid-palate to finish fresh apricots takes over and lifts the overall impression of quality. (1673 views)
 Tasted by Dokken on 9/22/2011 & rated 90 points: Nose is tight and focused with floral and green fruit aromas backed up by underlying minerality. Medium sweet with pronounced & mouthwatering acidity that balances nicely residual sugar. An elegant wine with pure fruit to be enjoyed over the next decade (1372 views)
 Tasted by Stefanos T. on 9/22/2011 & rated 91 points: This is the sweet spatlese with 86gr of sugar at 8.5% abv. Nose is rather shy but fruit is ripe with red and green apple and pear mostly. Medium sweet but still fresh, with more aromatic intensity in the palate than in the nose and a broad sensation as flavours open up in the mouth. Good aftertaste. (1421 views)
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By Joel B. Payne
Vinous, January/February 2012, IWC Issue #160
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Schloss Vollrads

Producer website
The Wine Estate
Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest Wine Estates in the world. Wine sales have been documented as early as 1211 and ever since.
We are solely focused on producing Riesling wines on our vineyard surface, which totals 148 acres.
It is our goal to produce Rieslings of highest quality which exhibit the individuality and complexity of the Riesling grape as well as the authentic characteristics of our soil. Our tradition is commitment as well as challenge. This passion for quality is shared by each member of Schloss Vollrads, from the vineyard, to the cellar, to the Vinothek.

Riesling

Varietal character (Appellation America) | A short history of Riesling (Uncork) | Riesling (wikipedia)

Spätlese

Wikipedia article on Spätlese.

Germany

Wines of Germany | The Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP) | How to read a German wine label | Geographical Information Down to Single Vineyards

Rheingau

VDP Rheingau (Official site) | The Rheingau (Wines of Germany) | Wikipedia about The Rheingau
On weinlagen.info

The small but fine wine-growing area Rheingau offers one for the culture of the vine ideal microclimate and best soil conditions. The Rhine runs uninterruptedly almost one thousand kilometres from Basel up to its muzzle into the North Sea, in a northerly direction. With a short exception - the Rheingau. The Rheingau mountains force the river to a change in direction here. The vineyards falling in this region to the south stretch really to the sun. The king of the white wines, the Riesling, finds ideal local conditions for the unfolding of his fine fruity and elegant type of vine character on the multilayered weathering grounds with loess, loam and sand additions.

 
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