Oriel Riesling 2004

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Aroma: Apricot, peach and grapefruit. Taste: Apple and peach with intense mineral notes and an elegant and racy finish. Name story: Palatina is named for the royal palace "Aula Palatina" built by Emperor Constantine who encouraged the vineyards in this area to flourish around 300 AD. Vineyards and winemaking: From the renowned Scharzhofberger, Kaseler Herrenberg, and Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyards. Low-yielding vines in slate soils on intensely sloped terrain. Native yeasts, slow stainless steel fermentation and gravity flow winemaking to protect the purity of the fruit.

Region: Germany » Mosel

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Oriel:
“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold ... Read more
“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold under the Oriel label. Most of our wines retail for between $15 and $35 per bottle, providing consumers unusually affordable access to wines made by the winemakers behind such esteemed labels as Petrus and Penfolds Grange. Oriel wines have been rated in the 90s by Robert M. Parker and the Wine Spectator, have received numerous awards and accolades and are served at some of America’s top restaurants. Read less

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Snooth User: The Red Grape
18290483
5.00 5
05/19/2009

Tried this wine 5/18 in honor of Riesling Week. It had all of the flavors I was looking for-- white peach, grapefruit, citrusy vibrancy and none of the overwhelming sweetness. I would consider this a Kabinett or maybe Spatlese riesling made in a dry style, probably one of the nicest I've tried recently.


Snooth User: Bacchus2077
42292033
4.00 5
03/10/2010

Really like this project from Oriel. Good weight, without being overbearing. Nice crispness on the finish.


Snooth User: flath2o
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4.00 5
11/26/2009

Four glasses



Aroma: Apricot, peach and grapefruit. Taste: Apple and peach with intense mineral notes and an elegant and racy finish. Name story: Palatina is named for the royal palace "Aula Palatina" built by Emperor Constantine who encouraged the vineyards in this area to flourish around 300 AD. Vineyards and winemaking: From the renowned Scharzhofberger, Kaseler Herrenberg, and Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyards. Low-yielding vines in slate soils on intensely sloped terrain. Native yeasts, slow stainless steel fermentation and gravity flow winemaking to protect the purity of the fruit.

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