Grapelive Latest: Feb 2

Grapelive Daily Pick

By Kerry Winslow

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willishaefer08.gif2008 Willi Schaefer Riesling QBA, Mosel, Germany
This dry and fresh Riesling has plenty of flavor and intensity and doesn’t need the normal sweetness to be interesting. Germany is really moving to drier wines and this one s very dry, but has nice depth and texture with a cheesy and mineral nose that leads to a palate of lime, green apple and tangy apricot. There is a strong acid core and it is very vibrant, but it is rounded and not aggressive giving lots of pleasure and the touches of slate, flint and petrol fumes are mild and add to the whole. There is a sense of earth and terroir in this wine, though it is very clean and elegant, making for a Riesling that is well worth the asking price and then some. ($22 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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