2013vonWinningParadeisgarten2013 Weingut von Winning, Riesling, Paradiesgarten, Trocken, Deidesheimer, Pfalz Germany.
The dry Paradiesgarten Riesling from von Winning is a killer wine and a great value in what you get inside the bottle, this is beautiful and vividly intense Riesling that excites the palate and engages the mind, much in the same way Burgundy does, and this wine is somewhat like Premier Cru Chablis, but may I dare say better! The 2013 version is absolutely delicious with vibrancy, fleshy extract and layers of tangy fresh fruits, liquid mineral and flashes of the exotic, the vintage is really starting to blossom and fill out all the missing pieces of it’s youth, it is really finding it’s feet, after being underrated after harvest, and these von Winning wines prove the year was worth some patience and will be great in the cellar. Especially good and now exceptional is this Trocken Paradiesgarten Deidesheimer which starts with a shinning light gold/green hue in the glass, a bouquet of white flowers, citrus, chalk dust and salty sea notes which leads to a mouth filled with zingy and zesty grapefruit, white peach, lime, tangerine, an almost cherry note, pineapple, verbena, green tea, herbs and loads of stony mineral. There is plenty of evolution to come here and while I adore it’s austere brisk nature, it should round out over the next 3 to 5 years, though it won’t be necessary to age it if you are looking for refreshing summer or food wine and I find it very impressive with it’s youthful vigor in full force, this wine is a classy acid freaks wine, of impeccable quality, wonderfully crafted, Pfalz terroir driven and racy, drink from 2015 to 2023. This wine is a great introduction to the upper level of the von Winning wines, but if you are looking for total mind-blowing experiences, you should try the von Winning Grosses Gewachs-Grand Crus which take Riesling to heights that put the Burgundians to shame!
($32 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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