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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 4 
ProducerSybille Kuntz (web)
DesignationKabinett trocken
RegionMosel Saar Ruwer

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2020 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.2 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Grenik on 1/3/2015 & rated 89 points: Bright and fresh. Citrus, peach. A little sweet. Served to guests and they liked it. I thought it lacked depth and gravitas. (482 views)
 Tasted by bg3034 on 12/21/2014 & rated 88 points: Muted nose - apple? On the palate, tart and acidic. Not very sweet. Apple and melon flavors, a little minerality. Food wine. 88 pts. Aloha! (432 views)
 Tasted by wormfarmer on 9/13/2014 & rated 86 points: Little to no acidity in this one; dead phase, or just dead? (911 views)
 Tasted by schwank on 4/15/2014: This wine has definitely mellowed in the last 18 months. The acid backbone has fallen off a bit... perhaps it has gone into a dumb phase for a while. (1150 views)
 Tasted by kakpoo on 4/3/2014: This wine tasted flat upon opening and was initially tasted after drinking a sweeter riesling compounding the one-dimensionalness. This wine seemed to develop in balance and complexity with 5 days spent in the fridge. tropical nose of pina colada and citrus and over ripe mango. This wine is mellow and in balance at that mellow level. not going to offend, but not memorable. (1130 views)
 Tasted by Grenik on 12/14/2013 & rated 90 points: Balanced acidity with a smooth fruit profile. Pear, melon. Floral notes on the nose. I think it can age awhile and hopefully integrate a little better. (1066 views)
 Tasted by joraesque on 11/1/2013 & rated 88 points: Mineral, saline nose. Flavors of citrus, stonefruit, lime, and a hint of bitter grapefruit skin on the finish. Much better slightly chilled than at room temperature, particularly for the acidity kick -- make sure not to overchill it though! Perfect pairing with pork. 11.5% ABV. 88-89 (1214 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 10/25/2013: Apple slate nose. Lemon-grapefruit, green apple and peach palate etched in slate. Very dry, high acid Riesling. (926 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 8/3/2013 & rated 88 points: Dry, great long acids, mineral but more citrus than apple, peach. Solid wine QPR but not memorable beyond the laser acids. (828 views)
 Tasted by joncohen on 7/8/2013 & rated 90 points: Pretty pale straw color, light in the glass. Aromas of green apple right up front, with a more subtle peach component. Beautiful bright acidity, grapefruit/lime citrus and green apple flavors, prominent minerality. Light on its feet and that acid goes on and on in the mouth. Excellent chilled on a hot summer day, perfectly paired with grilled chicken and fennel. Great character and typicity (a textbook mittel Mosel dry Riesling) and an out of the park qpr. (836 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 6/7/2013 & rated 89 points: To me, the world needs more wines like the ones from this producer. This bottle was juicy, light on its feet--it doesn't shout "look at me." Gave a lot of pleasure without breaking the bank. If anyone in the business reads these notes. . .we could sure use a US West Coast retail source for these wines. (1197 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 5/7/2013 & rated 89 points: Same notes as last time. This is like drinking a grapefruit. I really enjoy the dry rieslings. This is a good QPR. (943 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 5/7/2013 & rated 88 points: Very citrus flavored Riesling that needs about 30 minutes air to flourish. Tasty and tart (dry ) styled that is tasty on a hot day! (926 views)
 Tasted by MichaelMA on 3/20/2013 & rated 90 points: No question that this is my favorite producer of dry Riesling. Just a fantastic wine for the price. Tart, citrus and acid, with some apple. Laser sharp -- actually better on day 2 than on day 1. Love her wines. (872 views)
 Tasted by defnefferson on 11/17/2012 & rated 92 points: Notes consistent with first bottle. (1170 views)
 Tasted by defnefferson on 11/8/2012 & rated 92 points: Fantastic bottle of Riesling. Dry, taut, and mineral with excellent acidity. (1048 views)
 Tasted by schwank on 10/14/2012 & rated 88 points: Crisp and quite acidic just after opening, with grapefruit citrus and mineral. By day 2 the acids had integrated a little better. Tasty but the lady of the house says it is too acidic up front for her palate. (1174 views)
 Tasted by Ron Felthoven on 10/1/2012 & rated 90 points: very mineral, dry and high in acid with a nice pop of citrus fruit. Just what I was hoping for and expecting. Even better than the 09. (1349 views)
 Tasted by joraesque on 9/30/2012 & rated 90 points: Highly mineral but well balanced, with medium acidity. Initially tight and very chiseled, it started softening after about 45 minutes, showing a more nuanced nose of peach, a rounder palate with less grapefruit and more citrus, and just a tad less acidity. The medium+ finish began softening after 2.5 hours. A wonderful pairing with chicken schnitzel and lemon-butter-capers sauce. Will probably drink best 2013-2015+ (1172 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 8/11/2012 & rated 89 points: Mineral, grapefruit with a nice acidity. Great wine for a summer night. This was a nice QPR. (951 views)
 Tasted by sadofsky on 6/19/2012: I found this _very_ dry and minerally. Very little fruit and perhaps a touch oxidized. (1153 views)
 Tasted by maybe4less on 8/6/2011: Aromatic and pungent nose. Very tart with flavors of citrus and green apple. Very tasty. A little less dry than the 2009, but still very concentrated. (1788 views)

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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (8/20/2011)
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Sybille Kuntz

Producer website
Synopsis: The Weingut Sybille Kuntz is a quality producer of Mosel wines in the Middle Mosel commune of Lieser, owning vineyard land belonging to Lieser, Kues, and Wehlen. It is owned by husband-wife team Sybille Kuntz, the winemaker, and Markus Kuntz-Riedlin, the vineyard manager. The estate covers some 6.5 ha (14.5 acres) but it has been recently expanded. The estate is known for its committment to producing high-quality Trocken or dry Riesling, unusual for its region. The estate has modeled ideal production of dry riesling by emphasis on proper conditions throughout the entire winemaking cycle--from plantation of vines to work in the cellar. The estate is not certified organic although it uses such techniques, but has no ultimate control over viticultural practicies of its neighbors that might affect its vines. The estate is 100 percent planted to Riesling; soils range from fractured blue Devon slate to slate admixed with quartz. Target yields are about 45 hl/ha.

The production of wine is interventionally minimalist and hand-labor oriented. Stainless steel containers are available in the cellar for wines that need a brightness of expression; some dessert wines are aged in neutral oak casks (Fuder).

The estate has attempted to reduce the great number of marginally different bottlings produced by most German estates, by making two basic cuvée: the Estate Riesling Trocken and the Gold-Quadrat Riesling Trocken. The Gold-Quadrat is distinguished by a golden square on the label, while the Estate Riesling has a green square. The two are similar but the Gold-Quadrat is a reseve bottling using lots of wine selected for their intensity and age-worthiness. When conditions warrant, a few noble-sweet wines are produced, but these tend to be lower in sweetness and higher in alcohol than those produced by their neighbors, giving a more Alsatian feel to these wines. Rarely individual parcel bottlings are made, such as the two marketed in 2005: the Riesling Held and the Riesling Scharz, both //feinherb// (off-dry) wines. Most of the wines produced are intended for use at table with food.

Website: www.sybillekuntz.de.
Telephone: (06531) 91000 and 91003.
Location of Gutshaus and salesroom is at
25 Bernkastel-Lieser, Moselstr. 25, on the main riverfront road going through the town.
The working cellar is at Paulsstr. 48 in Lieser and can be visited on Saturday.


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Mosel Saar Ruwer

Starting in 2007 the German wine authorities have changed labeling laws to rename all of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wines to just "Mosel." This puts this and other database driven sites in a difficult spot, as millions of old wine label reflect the former labeling. As described here, CellarTracker has elected to remain with the old labeling for a number of years to avoid confusion. At some point we will switch over to just "Mosel" but not for a few years at least.
Mosel WeinKulturland (Moselwein e.V.)

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