White - Sweet/Dessert

2011 Tudor Maestral Wein der Eisbox Tondré Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2012 - 2042 (Edit)
CT88 1 review

Community Tasting Notes 1

  • North316 wrote: 88 points

    February 28, 2013 - Somewhat muted nose of citrus, lemons, appricots and just a touch of honey.

    On pnp straight from the fridge it was quite muted. Nice sweet honey like flavor with definite hints of the classic riesling profile and just a touch of acid.

    To be completely honest, that first taste was quite a let-down, as I didn't get any complexity, no finish, and not nearly as much as acidity as I was hoping for.

    Thankfully, after about 15 minutes in the glass, as it warmed closer to room temp, this wine really started to show nicely. The acidity really starts to pop as a perfect balance to the sweet riesling. Some additional nuances and more citrus and honey notes started showing on the palate and pulled through to a short to medium finish.

    Glad a gave this a few minutes to open up. I usually prefer my dessert wines somewhere between fridge and cellar temp, but this definitely benefits from being closer to room temp. This is also a very young wine, and I may just have to buy some more to see how this will take to some aging.

    For those looking for a comparison to the Jana Angel Eis, they are very similar in their basic flavor profiles. I would put this more in the honey apricot range with a slightly more viscous mouthfeel, where as the Angel Eis shows slight more of a cleaner crisp floral spectrum of the rieslings. Both are very good wines that I would recommend to anyone.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Tudor
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Maestral Wein der Eisbox
  • Vineyard Tondré Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

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  • In Cellars 10 (34%)
  • Consumed 19 (66%)

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