Here I am on my tear of insulting this particular style of Riesling and disagreeing with a bunch of others who think this style is good. If I want only grapefruit juice character, I can buy it a lot cheaper by buying real grapefruit juice rather than spending my money on a Riesling like this and wasting a wonderful grape that has been grossly mistreated by picking considering acidity over everything else.
Simply put this wine is significantly over acidic with little chance to be balanced out with any reasonable time in bottle. While it has a nice fruity nose with some peach and tropical fruits, the taste is devoid of fruit except the overbearing citrus. Is it a bad wine - no, just no where near what it could be. I am at a total loss how this wine is made by the same producer as the 2009. I hope its a single bottle issue here, but I truly don't believe that is the case.
A very nice Riesling with excellent fruit and mineral components that you expect from a German Riesling. And the acidity balances with the sweetness to produce a very pleasing finish. While not complex, this is a great all-round summer wine with only 9.5% alcohol.
Lighter golden color. Nose: lime, green apple, kiwi, and passionfruit with accents of orange blossom, sugarcane, slate, and a hint of parsley/cilantro. Medium body and off-dry on the palate: mixed citrus bowl, green apple, and kiwi framed by honeysuckle, sugarcane, slate, and a hint of parsley/cilantro. Medium acidity. Lingering citrus peel, green apple skin, slate, and parsley/cilantro on the moderate finish. Straightforward and attractive. Drink over the next 2-3 years.
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