2011 A.J. Adam, Riesling Kabinett Dhron Hofberg, Mosel, Germany.
The A. J. Adam Kabinett is lovely and almost creamy with a host of classic Mosel flavors and elegant style. While for a Kabinett the 2011 Adam Hofberg is a bit pricey, but it is a very fine and well crafted Riesling that shows depth and terroir with lemon/lime, rose petals, mango, mineral and saline/savory notes plus juicy stone fruit sweetness. The apricot and peach are slow to emerge, but come on strong with some air and the texture starts zippy, but gains lushness and turns creamy over time in the glass. The acidity is clear and well cut, but this wine is more charming than intense and while it should age well, it should be enjoyed young. I should also mention, this Riesling plays well with all kinds of foods and it showed strongly with varied array of dishes from raw oysters, a crab salad and a spicy cured salmon pastrami on a soft pretzel roll.
($32 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive
Avail at www.sfwtc.com ($31.95)