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Thursday, November 13, 2008

2006 Selbach-Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese *

I don't know if I've stated it in the past but I think my favorite wines in the world are German Rieslings. These wines next to Champagne are some of the most overlooked and amazing wines in the world. Everyone (my self included) is so crazy about "Big Reds" and fails to recognize the amazing beauty of these Rieslings that can only be produced in the tiniest corners of the world. Well enough of my rant and on to the wine! The 2006 Selbach-Oster Graacher Domprobst Auslese is a deep yellowish-straw color and has amazing aromas of sweetened peach, dried apricots, mineral, chalk, slate, and just the faintest hints of diesel fuel or engine oil. The flavors are amazingly complex and striking; peach, honey, apricot, mineral, and wet stone are just a few of the beautiful flavors that pierce the palate with amazingly crisp acidity. The finishs last for literally minutes and devolops into a orange-like marmelade. I really love this wine and what it brings to the table. If you are wondering what type of white wine to serve for thanksgiving, I strongly suggest pickingup a bottle of Riesling and if you can, find one with Terry Theise or Michael Skurnik on the back of the label. 94 points! - A seamless effort


 
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