St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Qba 2009

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90 Points - Wine SpectatorA firmly structured racy style featuring fresh lime peach and savory slate-infused flavors that permeate this sleek white from start to finish. Shows excellent length f

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St. Urbans-Hof:
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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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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12/24/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Qba

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Nik Weis, the man behind St. Urbans-Hof, turned to his neighbors in the Mosel to produce this crisp, mineral-inflected wine that shows the distinctive semi-dry flavors of mango, passion fruit and lime that have made Nik's wines famous.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

From famed German winemaker Nik Weis, the Urban Riesling is crisp and clean, full of ripe stone fruit flavors. Light bodied and refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness, it's perfect for accompanying grilled fish, light pasta dishes or veggie trays.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

From famed German winemaker Nik Weis, the Urban Riesling is crisp and clean, full of ripe stone fruit flavors. Light bodied and refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness, itrsquo;s perfect for accompanying grilled fish, light pasta dishes or veggie trays.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Nik Weisrsquo;s virtually-dry ldquo;negociantrdquo; 2009 Urban Riesling mdash; sourced from Mehring mdash; scatters apple blossom and clover in the nose; comes to the palate leesy and almost a bit lactic yet refreshing, brimming with apple and musk melon juices, pungently citrus-zest-tinged; and finishes with a genuine sense of stone and fruit interplay. Plan to enjoy it over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Lime, apple and a touch of mineral take on a hard edge by the finish in this compact Riesling. Enjoy it on the early side. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A fruity nose of mostly peach and honey, although a hint of pear is present as well. On the sweeter side, but not without a good dose of minerality. Crisp, short finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Produced by famed German winemaker Nik Weis, this is light and spirited, with ripe pear, crisp green apple and apricot notes. Semi-dry, but with a lot of acidity to balance the fruitiness; great with baked chicken with roasted red potatoes and green beans.


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90 Points - Wine SpectatorA firmly structured racy style featuring fresh lime peach and savory slate-infused flavors that permeate this sleek white from start to finish. Shows excellent length f

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