Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier Höhen-Sülzen Riesling. What a stellar wine this is. Like most Battenfeld Rieslings, this is no wallflower. Big, bold Riesling that bursts with honey, juicy peaches and tart apple. Has some structure to age and acidity for days. At $25 per bottle, this is as good a QPR on a white wine as I could possibly expect. Drank this with seafood and shellfish dinner and it went beautifully with the food. Battenfeld is quickly becoming one of my favorite producers in the @fassselections portfolio.
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.