Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2010 Weingut Donnhoff, Riesling Estate QbA, Nahe, Germany.
In my mind, it is hard to get a better $25 wine than this one, really Donnhoff makes some fantastic wines and this dry QbA Riesling is a super wine and a great value. The 2010 vintage is full of extract and vibrant bracing acidity and this wine starts out with lots of zingy tangy flavors, like lemon/lime, tangerine and apricot with lots of stoney mineral and peach pit. Given air and time in the glass the body becomes fuller and a touch of sweetness comes forward with a touch of candied pineapple and green apples while a subtle whiff of petrol also lingers in the background. With the structure and extract this Riesling has lots of staying power and should age nicely for 10 or so years, I just might a few away myself, even though I adore it now. I had tasted this wine last June and was unsure how things would develop, well, now I am more than convinced, this is a sublime example of quality Riesling at a bargain price.
($26 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($23.95)