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St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese 2014

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Supple, with plenty of juiciness to the peach cobbler and apple tart flavors, which are accented by notes of lemon zest. Butter pastry accents mark the finish. Drink now through 2035.

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Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905, Nik Weis' grandfather) founded the winery in 1947. In the early years he built cellars and winery buildings on a hill on Leiwen's periphery. He named his estate for the patron saint of German winemakers, St. Urban, and 'hof' (the German word for 'estate'), St. Urban's Es... Read more
Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905, Nik Weis' grandfather) founded the winery in 1947. In the early years he built cellars and winery buildings on a hill on Leiwen's periphery. He named his estate for the patron saint of German winemakers, St. Urban, and 'hof' (the German word for 'estate'), St. Urban's Estate. In the 1960s his son, Hermann, assumed management of all operations. During Hermann's tenure the nursery expanded to become one of Germany's largest. He established himself as a world-recognized vine breeder, especially noted for his work with Riesling. At the beginning of the 1970s he pioneered the use of this noble variety in Canada greatly contributing to the introduction of vitis vinifera into this country still new to quality winemaking. He planted the first large parcel of Riesling vines in the Niagara Peninsula under the title of St. Urban Vineyard, later to become Vineland Estates Winery. Hermann was always interested in, and so kept his canny eye cocked towards, purchasing top Mosel vineyards. In 1989 he purchased some of the Mosel and Saar's top sites in the high-level villages of Piesport, Ockfen, and Wiltingen. Together with his wife Ida, a daughter of the Saar, he extended his vineyard area to the relatively expansive 33 hectares (approx. 82 acres). In 1997, their son, Nik(olaus) joined the winery. Father and son together restructured the vineyard holdings by selling off those of lesser quality and acquiring further parcels of greater quality. 2004 heralded another expansion for the Weis family with Nik's marriage to Daniela who added to the family's holdings with her's of the Mehringer Blattenberg. Nik and Daniela's family today includes their small children Nic(olaus) and Clara. Read less

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Vintage: 2004 06/14/2008

Three and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Supple, with plenty of juiciness to the peach cobbler and apple tart flavors, which are accented by notes of lemon zest. Butter pastry accents mark the finish. Drink now through 2035.


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Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Honeydew melon, lime, and green apple with decided tart, piquant contributions from their respective rinds inform a concentrated 2010 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese as bright and energetic — though more severe — than its Spatlese counterpart (from the same Zickelgarten sector). Here is a case of a 2010 more impressive than it is charming and very much in need of time not just to show where it will later be headed but also simply to relax and show more differentiation of flavor.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

An opulent and complex Riesling with extensive length and aromas of selected, very ripe and sweet fruits. The spicy flavors are reminiscent of lychee, nutmeg and white pepper.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

Vivid and tensile, exhibiting lime, candied berry and slate aromas and flavors that ride the tightly coiled frame. This is ripe and steely at once, with a lingering graphite and mineral recoil. Best from 2014 through 2050.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

Bright and clean, with a little reduction on the nose today, followed by apricot, slate and spice flavors. Elegant and lively. Hard to keep your hands off. Drink now through 2020.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

Dripping with rose, apricot, honey, lime and slate aromas and flavors, this vivid '01 auslese is racy and trasparent in structure. Long finish. Drink now through 2012.


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Vintage: 2009 05/23/2011

Fascinating bouquet of licorice, honey, fennel, apple, citrus and pure botrytisin. Rich and dense on the palate, yet somehow conveys an impression of lightness. Exudes juicy, appley fruit and honey that mingle with brown spices and stony minerality in the finish. Quite refined and long, with hints of white raisin, honey, herbal distillate, apple jelly, citrus and spice.


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Alcohol: 7.50%

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