Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Ziereisen Blauer Spätburgunder Rhini. Geez this is awesome. So much better than the basic bottling of Spätburgunder from Ziereisen. This is just in a totally different gear. More complex, more dense, more spice, more acid. Just more of everything. I wouldn’t put this in the “elegance and finesse” category (a la Enderle Moll), but it is really great drinking regardless. Will work food-wise with a huge range of dished from chicken to pork to beef and game.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.