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Circle Liquors USD 16.99 750ml

Josef Leitz Riesling Rüdesheimer Drachenstein Dragonstone 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offers up tons of zesty lime tinged peach fruit on a taut frame with vibrant acidity that gives the wine a lightness that belies it's richness. The finish is decidedly sweet but with a brightness and mineral cut that keeps this refreshing. 89pts

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Editorial Reviews for Josef Leitz Riesling Rüdesheimer Drachenstein Dragonstone

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/08/2009

This offers up tons of zesty lime tinged peach fruit on a taut frame with vibrant acidity that gives the wine a lightness that belies it's richness. The finish is decidedly sweet but with a brightness and mineral cut that keeps this refreshing. 89pts


Member Reviews for Josef Leitz Riesling Rüdesheimer Drachenstein Dragonstone

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Snooth User: sbennafield
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/05/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: asheblogs
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/29/2011

Full-bodied and tangy for a Riesling! It's got punch. Love it.


Snooth User: snowgirl
85998223
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/31/2011

Peaches, honeysuckle, summer. This wine smells and tastes great. Riesling that's more on the sweet side but goes down easy with a slightly acidic finish. Great value wine!


Snooth User: mpohlson
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/27/2012

This rating is for the 2010. It was absolutely brilliant thick and honeyed but with medium residual sugars absolutely delicious


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/24/2008

Fantastic wine - very well priced. A mineral nose, with peaches opens. Its got searing acidity, thats well balanced by a little residual sugar. Very well balanced, resulting in a lively wine. Nicely mineral, and emollient with more peaches on an extended finish. Served with a steak salad, but would pair with Quiche, salads, sandwiches / picnics or even spicy Asian foods.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,453
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/02/2008

Wonderfully light, bright, and smells soft of apples and pears. The sweetness isn't cloying and refreshing


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/27/2009

I really like this wine, and think its one of the best Rieslings under $30. The '08 is already out, but the '07 is still on sale in some places. Peach syrup on the nose, with flavors of candied fruits. Well balanced, nice sugars and a crisp tart finish redolent of limes. Excellent.


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External Reviews for Josef Leitz Riesling Rüdesheimer Drachenstein Dragonstone

External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/02/2008

A Terry Thiese wine. Semi-sweet with aromas and flavors of red apple and pear. Great with spicy food.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/14/2011

Ripe aromas of stone fruits abound with good acidity and a nice finish. Try this as an apéritif or simply to cleanse your palate any time. No matter what the vintage, Leitz always expresses it.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Named for its source, the Rudesheimer Drachenstein, Leitz's entry-level wine is a perennial favorite. Unfortunately, the price has crept up over the past few vintages to the point that it is no longer the screaming bargain it once was, but it is still a lovely wine, with citrusy, bergamot flavors and riper hints of apple. Long, clean and refreshing on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

"Dragonstone" refers to a dinosaur print facing south of the vineyard located high in the Rhine. Pineapple, pear, and cold cut apple nose... just wait till this hits your mouth. Nice tinge of acidity as pear follows along with a honeyed, citrus sweetness that's tight, there one moment and gone the next as the flavor lingers, crisps up and leaves you wanting more. Lovely with a fresh lightly vinegared salad, fresh chilled fruit, Asian cuisine or a light seafood dish. Can go with food, but also works as an aperitif or for sipping after a meal with a sorbet - it's that flexible. If you could take the delight of fresh clean clothing and imagine your mouth having the same appeal after a sip... you should just try this and take my word, it's a stellar deal.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

This year's rendition smells of cherry cider laced with orange peel and mulling spices. The palate is as frisky, bright and dynamic as both the vintage and preceding editions of this wine would lead one to expect. Apple, cherry, lime, and orange all inform a scintillatingly bright, sizzlingly spicy, and unabashedly sweet finish. This little study in fruit saturation and vim and vigor - now at 8,000 case production - once again represents a terrific value.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This contrasts crisp, cool fruit flavors with the earthy, broadly aromatic profile typical of the Rheingau. It's focused and cleanly defined, and as one taster said, "it overdelivers for the category," showing an unusual sophistication for an entry-level wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

An exceptionally aromatic wine with a full flavor and perfect balance. It is easy to see why Johannes Leitz is considered one of the rising stars of the Rheingau.


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