Geist M 2014 Saar Riesling Trocken – Mosel

img_0003Lot 18, $21.99

Aaron:  This featured a nutty brown nose with melon and granite.  The flavor was a bit dull and not very sweet but did include lots of leafy greens.  As expected, very little fruit flavors and probably not a favorite for American Riesling lovers.  87 points

Teri: In the US most people associate riesling with a sweeter flavor. In areas like Australia and Germany, this grape takes many forms. This bottle is dry and crisp with blended flavors of metallic minerals and tropical fruits. No noticeable heavy tannins but still carries a light to medium body. 88 points 


Reverchon Riesling Brut

Lot 18, about $17 bottleReverchon Brut Riesling

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Aaron:  Sweet nectarines were the dominant smell.  This was pretty dry with lots of tart green apples and white raspberries.  Some golden leaves were present throughout the flavor and I felt this wasn’t as sweet as I expected.  89 points

Teri: This bottle is a nice change to other sparkling wine. Made from riesling grapes, it carries a full flavor but still light and not overly sweet. The smell and taste contained an abundance of apricot along with vanilla and pleasant medium soft bubbles. The flavor is dry but full of lingering flavor. 91 points 



Moselland Rheinhessen Riesling (Cat Bottle Riesling) 2012

Cat RieslingMoselland Website

Available at Cost Plus World Market

Aaron: So this admittedly was bought as a novelty gift for Teri, just for fun; it turned out not to be pretty decent.  Pineapple was prevalent on the nose and it was pretty sweet and tropical.  Tons of pineapple and a little bit of sweet gala apple rolled through the grass with cantaloupe.  Nothing but sweet fruits in this.  87 points for complexity, 91 for drinkability. 

Teri: Not the best wine in the world, but easy to drink and, of course, it makes a great presentation (but don’t be fooled…it’s only a 500ml bottle). The riesling has a semi-sweet peach nose and a nice light flavor of red apple and peach. Sweeter and light in flavor rather than dry with a short light finish makes it easily enjoyable for many. 86 points 

Steep Slope Riesling Qualitatswein 2008 Mosel

Aaron:  This does NOT smell like a riesling at all. The nose had no sweetness and more leaves than I’m used to.  A bit of melon and lemon made for an interesting though not overwhelming bottle.  88 points

Teri: My first thought with this wine was its light smell of citrus and the crisp sweetness it carried, not syrupy but just a hint on the finish with lovely honey characteristics. I also tasted soft flavors of lemon, melon, and orange before the finish of honey. Light and refreshing overall. This wine would be great for many types of wine drinkers, especially those who are new to wine. 88 points