And, as it seemingly always does, the hometown near-monopole Felseneck takes the cake for class, complexity, balance between fruit and mineral in a powerfully finessed fashion, the all around player from decomposed/crumbly blue slate and quartzite. Its aromatics are simply dazzling, I could smell this forever. I think that anyone that has ever tried this wine gets exactly why it is one of the top bottles of dry Riesling in the world, and is a fan for life. This will certainly continue that trend…..get some, and thank me later…..
“Cooling mint and high-toned evocations of bittersweet floral perfume (iris, gentian) mingle with struck flint, sea breeze, wet stone and other anticipations of the remarkable diversity of mineral nuances that characterize the polished, vibrant midpalate. Nor is there any lack of luscious primary fruit in the familiar but not for that reason any less alluring guise of white peach and lime. The striking interaction of fruity, floral, and stony, smoky, crystalline, nearly ineffable mineral elements on the finish takes on kaleidoscopic dynamic and complexity, while a strong upwelling of maritime salinity serves to milk the salivary glands. The sense of sheer energy and penetration here goes beyond even that of the old-vines-dominated Stromberg, leaving one’s gullet reverberating like the swelling of an overtone-rich organ pipe.” 97 David Schildknecht