February 2016 - Germany & Eastern Europe

This month's Wine feature is German & Eastern European Wines
Germany & Eastern Europe Reviews
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Fritz Windisch
2008 Ice Wine Silvaner
Electric gold color. Fruity aromas of honeyed golden raisins, caramelized peaches, praline, and orange blossoms with an oily, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and an even, complex, medium-long dried apricot and spiced apple finish with silky, soft tannins. A beautiful, dynamic and delicious dessert wine for all occasions.
93 points $25.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213688
Fritz Windisch
2012 Alzeyer Römerberg Auslese Riesling
Bright medium gold color. Fruity aromas of rainwater basin, honey comb - bees wax, tart tartin, and key lime with a crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213921
Weinhaus Ress Rhein
2013 Kabinett Riesling
Pale straw color. Faint aromas of rubber band, yellow apple, candied lime, and moss with a silky, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-length honeyed tangerine and lemon, green apple skin, grassy earth, and smoky lava stones finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp, lightly smoky riesling with a lot of character and great acidity.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213920
Weinhaus Ress Rhein
2013 Riesling
Clear emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple and pear, lemon rind, rubber, and earth with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length clementine and green apple finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A refreshing and lively riesling that will be quite versatile.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214014
Desire
2013 Auslese Riesling
Bright golden straw color. Delicate aromas of baked peach and lemon, sauna stones, golden raisins, and moss and diesel with an bright, dryish light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length grilled green apple, dried peach in cream, touch of diesel, and rubber sap finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely restrained, but expressive auslese riesling vinified dry that opens up nicely.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214015
St. Christopher
2014 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling
Bright medium bright gold color. Bright, floral, fruity earthy aromas of ripe green apples, key lime custard, slate, and white flowers with a supple, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213690
Fritz Windisch
2014 Essenheimer Teufelspfad Auslese Kerner
Bright medium old gold color. Bright, fruity, earthy aromas of golden delicious apples, dried twigs - straw, lemon head candy, and gravel with a crisp, off-dry medium-full body and a warming, interesting, snappy finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213689
Fritz Windisch
2012 Gau-Bischofsheimer Kellersberg Kabinett Trocken Riesling
Bright bright gold color. Bright, clean, fruity aromas of yellow apples, mead - honey, lime zest, and turned earth- gravel with an crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
84 points $10.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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