Estate Riesling Kabinett Schaefer Frohlich 2009

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"...delicate and sweet, but it’s amazing how much it’s the former and how little the latter. A subtly creamy, vivaciously juicy, lusciously sorbet-like meld of grapefruit, lime, white peach, Persian melon, and red raspberry is tinged with salt and wet stone and wreathed with coolly high-toned herbs. “I love Kabinett,” says Frohlich unapologetically, adding however that it is hard to capture in the bottle. “Pick two days too early and it tastes green; two days too late and it no longer acts like Kabinett.” Thank goodness he continues to make the effort! This terrific value will reward at least a dozen years of attention and probably considerably more – though don’t neglect it in its raw youth, either. “Here’s a case,” opines Frohlich, “where with cultured yeasts I would have gotten something one-dimensionally fruity and overly sweet-tasting...91" WA 0211

Region: Germany » Nahe

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Varietal: Riesling
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"...delicate and sweet, but it’s amazing how much it’s the former and how little the latter. A subtly creamy, vivaciously juicy, lusciously sorbet-like meld of grapefruit, lime, white peach, Persian melon, and red raspberry is tinged with salt and wet stone and wreathed with coolly high-toned herbs. “I love Kabinett,” says Frohlich unapologetically, adding however that it is hard to capture in the bottle. “Pick two days too early and it tastes green; two days too late and it no longer acts like Kabinett.” Thank goodness he continues to make the effort! This terrific value will reward at least a dozen years of attention and probably considerably more – though don’t neglect it in its raw youth, either. “Here’s a case,” opines Frohlich, “where with cultured yeasts I would have gotten something one-dimensionally fruity and overly sweet-tasting...91" WA 0211

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