Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2009 Josef Walter Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg Frühburgunder “J” trocken. I’m baaack! And with a beauty to boot. If you drink this and aren’t blown away, I’d be surprised. For a 7 year old early ripening Pinot Noir, this has immense power and precision. Clear cherry/ruby red color with just a touch of bricking around the rim. Elegant and silky texture elegance in spades. But it does have that tell-tale Southern Germany Pinot Noir flavor that I commonly think of as venison with lingonberry compote. Just awesome.
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.