2014 Schaefer Frohlich Estate Riesling Trocken

2014 Schaefer Frohlich Estate Riesling Trocken


Another first for Tim, this is the first vintage that his entry level trocken wine is entirely from estate fruit. This too got a little star as a personal favorite, and just had me raising my eyebrows in disbelief that his entry level wines are of such class and intensity.

John Gilman’s review:

“The 2014 Estate Riesling Trocken was nicely reserved at the time of my visit at the tail end of March, with the wine showing excellent potential. This year the wine was finished off with between five and six grams of residual sugar to balance its zesty acids and is really impeccably well-balanced, The nose offers up a very minerally constellation of grapefruit, green apple, lemongrass, dried flowers and complex minerality. On the palate the wine is medium-full, vibrant and really well defined this year, with a lovely core, bright acids and a very long, complex and impressively serious finish. Was this the best “Estate Riesling Trocken” bottling I tasted on the trip? 2015 2030. 89+.”

October ’15 arrival.


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