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Spätlese Riesling at over 60% Off the National Price?
This week's selection : Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, 2008 (Middle Mosel, Germany) ; an aged off-dry Riesling that's perfect with lighter fare, spicy foods, washed rind cheeses and more!
We got a great deal on this Middle Mosel single vineyard Riesling and we're passing the savings on to you!
This Spätlese is lush and rich but not at all cloying, balancing notes of crystallized ginger, cinnamon sticks, and cloves with veins of slate, yellow plums, peaches, and powdered sugar. It's kept lively and bright with delicate limelike acids. There's a malty note, too, a little candlewax and what reminded us of plantain. Apple skin flavors dry out the finish.
It's the balance and clarity of this wine that's most impressive, and if you don't have butternut squash (or pumpkin) ravioli on hand, a pork chop or cheese plate will do.
Molitor's Zeltinger Sonnenuhr vineyard is planted to very old, ungrafted vines (often more than 80 years old) with fine but also very stony soils of mostly quite light blue Devon slate. The oldest and best plots are often located on small terraces with very little soil, producing very low yields of exceptional quality. This site produces great dry and off-dry wines as well as top botrytis wines. All wines grown on the Sonnenuhr have an incomparably elegant ripeness relative to the vintage.
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Truly stunning, this white starts out with subtle talcum powder and gravel notes, then adds intense perfume and peaches in the mouth. There's a finely tuned balance and good length. Exceptional harmony and intensity suggest it will improve for 15 years or more."
90 points, Wine Spectator "This Riesling delivers good cut, driving the tangy, savory notes and apple fruit. Lively and balanced, with the refreshing juiciness of the vintage and a lingering finish"
nationally priced at $31.99/bottle
Farmstead regular price - $25
now $12.99/btl (48% off Farmstead/59% off Nat'l!)
through the end of January
$12.35 each for 6 bottles or
$11.12 per bottle/for 12
(55.5% off Farmstead/65% off Nat'l)
(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price. Prices valid through 1/31/2015, then back up to $25/btl)