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St. Urbans Hof Riesling Qba 2012

Member Review by Chris Carpita:

Creamy tropical nose, with an aroma that gives you an expectation of tartness. The mouth, however, is relatively mild in its acidity, very creamy, and fairly sweet. Simple pineapple fruit in the mid-palate and finish.

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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

Member Reviews for St. Urbans Hof Riesling Qba

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/31/2011

Creamy tropical nose, with an aroma that gives you an expectation of tartness. The mouth, however, is relatively mild in its acidity, very creamy, and fairly sweet. Simple pineapple fruit in the mid-palate and finish.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/26/2011

Definitely some little effervescent bubbles as you pour. The nose lacks in complexity but what I do get is some nutty notes mixed in with a slight hint of dried apricot. Silky sweetness on the palette and easy drinking


Snooth User: heathbodell
461225682
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/31/2011

Peaches and apples on the nose. Very sweet on the tongue with hints of peaches and apricots. A nice soft sweet finish. This would be great paired with a nice brie.


Snooth User: christen1912
10020178
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/24/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: jkintzle
5167696
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/10/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: rhyswynn
4350168
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/05/2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this wine! Sweet, but not cloyingly sweet, just enough to balance the light acidity.


Snooth User: flechette
26025775
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/27/2009

Four glasses


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External Reviews for St. Urbans Hof Riesling Qba

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

This version is richly spiced and filled with luscious flavors of glazed apricot, ripe melon and peach cobbler. Shows minerally notes, offering a finish of golden raisin and nutmeg. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. KM - Wine Spectator Magazine 90 Points


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/04/2014

An elegant, crisp and fruity Riesling with a hint of natural residual sweetness. This wine has the typical light character of the Riesling grape and the style of a classic Mosel Riesling


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/22/2014

This version is richly spiced and filled with luscious flavors of glazed apricot, ripe melon and peach cobbler. Shows minerally notes, offering a finish of golden raisin and nutmeg. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. -KM


External Review
Vintage: 2011 03/12/2013

An incredible value. Uncomplicated ripe fruit. Hints of vanilla pear honey and sweet Georgia peaches. Long soft elegant. Semi-dry. Crisp finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/13/2013

St.Urbans-hof Riesling Qba has delightful jasmine and pear aromas. The slate-induced minerality sits behind delicious apple and peach flavors. A long, flavorful finish is provided by the natural acidity of Mosel riesling, which balances the residual sugar of this off-dry wine. Fuller in body than most Mosel Qba wines, with excellent balance and low 9 percent alcohol. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/22/2014

St.Urbans-hof Riesling Qba has delightful jasmine and pear aromas. The slate-induced minerality sits behind delicious apple and peach flavors. A long, flavorful finish is provided by the natural acidity of Mosel riesling, which balances the residual sugar of this off-dry wine. Fuller in body than most Mosel Qba wines, with excellent balance and low 9 percent alcohol. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/09/2012

Originating as usual in contract fruit from Mehring (mostly Zellerberg), the 2010 Urban Riesling is lusciously packed with honeydew melon, apple and lime; finishing buoyantly; almost dry; and with fruity exuberance as well as an invigorating bite of fresh apple skin and Mosel-typical kiss of wet stone. This excellent value should prove deliciously versatile for at least the next three years, even if few or none are likely to hang on to bottles that long.


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