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Staff Pick

Riesling "Winnings", von Winning - 2017

Item # 34376 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

von Winning is unquestionably a rising star. This is his entry-level Riesling sourced from several parcels. Great value clean and fresh Riesling packed with stone fruits and flinty minerality. Great bottle to go with Chinese take out.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is just yum yum yum. It is everything that is great about Riesling—crisp, clean, mineral-driven with ripe fruit. A winemaker from a long tradition, the vineyard is practicing organic. What is so tantalizing about this wine is it strikes a perfect balance between sweet and dry, which just keeps me coming back for another sip, and another, until the whole bottle is gone. Too crisp to be a sweet wine and too sweet and fruity to be a dry wine, this is where two things are equally true and equally good. The most common request I get from customer is the desire for a dry wine—be it red, white, or rosé—more often than a good or delicious wine. Here is a delicious wine, and we can just throw all other labels out the damn window.

- JGM

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