Haven't written about wine in a while....so thought I'd give highlights of a couple recent tastes.
Donnhoff Riesling 2003 -No special vineyard designation, just plain old Donnhoff. That's an oxymoron, really. Even basic Donnhoff is pretty fabulous. If you want to read all about the magic of Donnhoff, the best place is the Terry Theise catalogue. I tasted this one blind and liked it at first sniff. It had that hint of petrol you can get with ageing Rieslings, but not too much. And to my nose, crystallized pineapple. Very pure, fresh, opulent without being full-on decadent. Just delicious. And acquired for the rock bottom price of $17 at a wine shop that shall remain nameless (at least until I go raid the selection myself...then I'll give full disclosure.) In fact, I don't even know the name - just the address - it's one of those many fairly non-descript stores you'll find on the streets of NYC that sometimes have treasures lurking on the shelves.
Actually, maybe I'll give highlights on just one recent taste - it's time to close shop and go home!