Late Harvest Riesling 2014

This enticing Riesling is crafted in the traditional German Spätlese style, with moderate natural sweetness counterpoised by a bright, invigorating liveliness. In a yearly gamble against the weather, grapes for Spätlese wines are left to hang for a longer time on the vines, allowing them to develop riper flavor profiles. The later picking also increases must weight resulting in a more full-bodied wine. Spätlese wines have a greater intensity and strength than Kabinett-style wines, though are still the lightest of the late harvest wines. The outcome is a wine with an elegant yet luscious nose, followed by a generous palate of crisp ripe fruit and floral notes, lingering into a long, naturally sweet finish. Our exceptional late harvest wine pairs well with cheese and fruit, with lighter roasted or barbequed meats, or serves as a refreshing after-dinner wine.

Food Pairing: Lobster, Cream Sauces, Soft & BlueCheeses

TESTING
94 points (2014 Vintage) 91 points (2013 Vintage) 93 points (2012 Vintage) 94 points (2009 vintage)
Wine & Spirits Magazine
93 points (2014 Vintage)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
90 points (2012 vintage) 90 points (2010 vintage)
Wine Spectator
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Estate Vineyards: 60% Josef, 35% Magdalena, 5% HJW
Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
Sugar Level at harvest: 23.4%
Residual Sugar: 5.2%
Harvest: October 24- November 7, 2014
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