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Riesling Report: Domaine Mittnacht Freres Rosacker Grand Cru Riesling 2007

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If you're accustomed to light, gauzy rieslings, this Alsatian wine might overwhelm. It's a powerful, supple wine, with some of the creaminess of, say, a Chardonnay, but the tartness of riesling that makes it food-friendly, and a bit of alcoholic heat at 13.5% ABV. More

Riesling Report: Nikolaihof Riesling Vom Stein Smaragd, 2008

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At the recent Theise portfolio tasting, the Nikolaihof wines stopped me in my tracks—not just the riesling, but the GrĂ¼ner and Gelber Muskateller as well. Sipping these wines, the buzz of the room blurred into the background, and the flavors washed over me: fruit and stones, flowers pressing through slate, herbs releasing their oils. So I've been hoarding this bottle, waiting for a night when I had a good long time to spend with it. More

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