Thursday, March 12, 2009

Release - March 14


Ahh, new releases today! Picked up several wines that I'm familiar with, and that I'm really looking forward to. Wines to enjoy this summer, when I hope to do a mini-vertical of 10 and 20 year old rieslings. And just for fun, a rosé crémant d'Alsace.

From the top:

NV Bestheim Brut Rosé, AC Crémant d'Alsace
1995 Balthasar Ress, Hatllgartener Jungfer, Riesling Kabinett, QmP Rheingau
1987 Schloss Resinhartshausen, Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, QmP Rheingau
2003 Zilliken Rieslign Kabinett, Saarburger Rausch, QmP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer


I suppose the highlight is that 1987.....you just don't see such old wines being made available anymore. But I think I'm looking forward to the Zilliken just a bit more. I drank a bottle of their 2002 Riesling Kabinett from a different vineyard last summer. Very impressive.

Also, picked up an order. 1999 Charles Ellner Seduction Brut Champagne. Never can have too much Champagne at home, although I admit this purchase was a bit impulsive.

On the way home, we were discussing where we were going to put all this wine. It's infinitely disappointing when you really have no place to store your wines. Keep looking for a good, local off-site storage facility because keeping it at a friend's home isn't the answer.

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