Wine of the Day October 31, 2013

2012EvaKiedrich2012 Eva Fricke, Riesling, Kiedrich Trocken, Rheingau, Germany.
Another gem from Eva Fricke is the energy filled Kiedricher Trocken, this was my first experience with this wine or area in the Rheingau, and I loved it, this is super fine Riesling. Eva’s 2012 really do show the quality of the vintage, and of course her own talent, this wines have really stepped up a level, and for me are her best yet. The 2012 Kiedrich dry Riesling shows a refinement and polish that shines in this energy filled and exciting wine, this is a Riesling for all occasions with mineral intensity, good depth of fruit, texture and driving acidity. The nose is shy at first, showing a bit of white tea, saline/sea breeze, citrus flowers before giving way to a palate of green apple, white peach, melon, lime and tangerine along with river stones, a cool steely edge and lingering stone fruit and pit. The lime note runs throughout giving vibrancy, but the texture feels soft and balanced.
($26 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive