Dr Wine nailed this one below: full of round peach fruit with a fresh zing of limey acidity holding things in place. Just beginning to show some depth from age, but the big fruit is still prominent. Drinking well right now.
WOTD. The competition? Castle Rock Pinot Noir, Coke, Margaritas and New Belgium beer. So, I'll take the win.
Entering into the next chapters of its life, with a yellow gold color and subtle, but very attractive stone fruit and lychee aromas. Medium-bodied, gently layered with lively acids and good freshness. A joy to drink. recommended, thru 2018, 9,5% abv
This was quite delicious with yellow fruits, citric acidity and the saline minerality that I love these wines. You still get a one level upgrade in weight and fruit but I think the acidity and minerality may be making some progress here as time goes by.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of pear with a stoney minerality. Tastes of pear and melon with some notes of petrol. Very well balanced with nice freshness and acidity. Medium bodied. Rich mouthfeel on the elegant finish.
Really delicious riesling for the price. Lemon and peach with appropriate sweetness and weight. Minerality in the background on the midpalate but not as pronounced as I would have liked. Spritz tickles the tip of your tongue.
Deutschland (Wine Exchange - Orange, CA): Expressive and unique on the nose with aromas of citrus, minerals, and biscuit. There is superb density, sweetness, and acidity on the palate along with great persistence. The flavors tend towards yellow fruits and complicating mineral essence. This is a really fine wine from a single vineyard at an attractive price point.
Nose: Heavy lemon action, pastry crust, nutmeg, slate. Rich nose smells almost like lemon tart, but definitely like a dessert wine. Palate: Loads of lemon along with salty minerality on the attack. On the mid-palate, slate, good spritz and excellent acidity, and it is needed otherwise this would be a little overbearing. As it is, this is a tasty riesling with the weight of spatlese (as noted by jlm) but with some of the sharpness and saltiness of kabinett.
I bought this to drink this summer but now I'm thinking that I'd better wait. There's a great bouquet here with spicy yellow fruit, ripe lemon and hints of rocky minerality. The wine has great weight, extract and acidity but as noted by previous posters it's a bit fat and lacks the definition suggested by the bouquet. Some minerals reappear on the long finish. Excellent
The nose here is voluptuously fruity with yellow fruits predominating. I don't detect much of the mineral character that tends to mark this bottling though. The palate is decidedly Spätlese in weight and the baby fat is covering up the structure. But with time in the glass the fruit yields to show a zesty, citrusy acidity coating the sides of the palate, and acidity that holds the fruit in check but remains in the background when first poured. The finishing length speaks to considerable extract here and thus plenty of material for aging. There is not a lot of complexity to this at the moment, but this should begin to delineate with 5 or so years in the cellar.
Deutschland 2009: Part 1 (Wine Exchange - Orange, CA): Pale yellow platinum throughout with a unique and expressive nose of lemon peel, melon, and underlying minerals. The palate has great sweetness and acidity with flavors of heady stone fruit and minerals. Great balance and stuffing for this designation. This wine is sourced from a single vineyard.