If you are looking for a truly dry Riesling, this is not it. Still, I liked it quite a bit - about the sweetness level of a Kabinett. Good acidity. Interestingly, I tried this before some Germans and thought it was good, but it didn't really stand up to the great Mosels.
Tasted this in a lineup of other St Urban's Hof and it clearly stood out as the best. In fact, it might be the best Riesling I've had. Explosive apple flavor really hits its stride in the mid-palate, and the slate and crackling acidity is a perfect finale. Amazing.
Tight nose, palate features rich red and dark fruits, plus big notes of chocolate and cocoa. Bitter tannins may need a touch of time to resolve; at least some air in the decanter and some hearty food. Good stuff.
Incredibly pure and clean Syrah. Cool climate magic featuring bright purple fruits, flowers. I normally like my Syrah to have some gaminess, which this did not have, but it was so delicious I didn't really care.
Interesting story for sure - seven noble grapes from seven different regions of Italy, all in equal portions: Corvina, Primitivo, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Aglianico, Sangiovese. The sum isn't really better than the parts though - just kinda tastes like a modern, new world red wine.
Very nutty, with some toasty oak spice. Pretty good balance of new worldliness and acidity. I don't know that I'd ever buy this (I don't drink much Cali Chard and this isn't going to change that), but I'm not going to complain if someone pours me a glass.