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Recent Press Reviews & Ratings

Our focused collection of outstanding winemakers receives consistently laudatory reviews from the major wine publications. We push these out via social media, but also maintain “Press Highlights” PDF documents for each producer, by vintage. These can be found on each producer’s Sales Tools page on our website.

A few recent examples:

2018 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

97 points; Top Wine – Wine Spectator, July 31, 2020

“Incredibly rich, yet fueled by acidity that adds a level of intensity, with an astonishing bouquet of clove, cardamom, nutmeg and jasmine.”

2018 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

96 points; Gold Medal – Halliday Wine Companion (Medal awarded virtually on August 5)

“Has to be close to the best value wine in Australia. Lime juice is frequently the ace in the hole for rieslings in Australia and Germany, but here it’s an entrancing display of Meyer lemon and unfolding Granny Smith apple. Oh my.”

2018 Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Riesling Auslese Nr. 89

96 points; Top Wine – Wine Spectator, July 31, 2020

“Concentrated and complex, yet graceful, with notes of gooseberry jam, pineapple, passion fruit and baking spice. Very intense.”

2018 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

95 points; Top Wine – Wine Spectator, July 31, 2020

“Intense in both flavor and acidity, this keeps coming at you in waves, with yellow apple, apricot jam and orange blossom honey flavors.”

2017 Maison Roche de Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux

94 points; Year’s Best Red Burgundies – Wine & Spirits (coming in the October issue)

“This is a powerful wine with energy and elasticity to all its succulent flavor. It gives a warm welcome and should only grow more compelling with age.”

2018 Dr. L Riesling

90 points; Best Buy – Wine Enthusiast, August 2020

“Pristine pink grapefruit and blossom notes extend from nose to finish in this fantastic value Riesling. Zesty and spry, it offers concentrated citrus and guava flavors filigreed by crystalline cuts of slate and steel.”



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