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Benziger Family Winery Fumé Blanc North Coast 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

RP 89, ST **?

Wolf Blass:
he Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly distinguishable one. The core focus is on blending; whether it is within or across varieties, regions and different vineyards. This focussed approach results in lifted vibrant fruit flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well integrated tannins that are the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range. "The sum of all parts should still ... Read more
he Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly distinguishable one. The core focus is on blending; whether it is within or across varieties, regions and different vineyards. This focussed approach results in lifted vibrant fruit flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well integrated tannins that are the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range. "The sum of all parts should still be a better result than the quality of each individual part, otherwise why blend at all", Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker Read less

External Reviews for Benziger Family Winery Fumé Blanc North Coast

External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
02/05/2013

The 2003 Riesling Auslese Urziger Wurzgarten* took considerable aeration to blow off its high levels of SO2. With time, powerful aromas of slate came to the fore, followed by a softly-textured, light to medium-bodied flavor profile of blueberries, pears, blackberries, and apples. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017. RP "Almond and mineral aromas are followed by intense orange Creamsicle and lime notes as this slim, concentrated Riesling glides to its finish. Good, tangy acidity keeps it focused. Drink now through 2022." Wine Spectator, Mar. 31 2005, Bruce Sanderson


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/25/2013

Fine white wine- 2003 - Keller Riesling Auslese Westhofener Morstein *** 12 - Germany - Region: Rheinhessen - Apellation: Rheinhessen - Riesling - 375 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2003 - Willi Schaeffer Graacher Himmelrich Spätlese - Germany - Region: Mosel - Apellation: Mosel - Riesling - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/28/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2003 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Aromatically, the 2003 Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr is held in check by sulfur. On the palate, however, it reveals a well-focused core of white pepper-laced pears, hints of citrus fruits, and a distinctive note of red cherries that comes to the fore in its extended finish. An outstanding effort, it should be drunk between 2007 and 2017.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
02/05/2013

...A softly-textured, suave wine, it reveals candied pear aromas. Medium-bodied and lush, this pure, deep effort regales the palate with white fruits and salty blackberries whose effects linger in its impressively long finish. Drink this smile-inducing, generous Auslese between 2007 and 2017. RP


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
02/05/2013

Aromatically displaying white flowers and pears, the light to medium-bodied 2003 Riesling Auslese Urziger Wurzgarten is a supple, tangy wine with impressive depth of fruit. Notes of vivacious minerals are intermingled with limes in its satin-textured character. Drink it between 2006 and 2015. RP


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