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Adam, A.J. 2019 Mosel Riesling Dhroner Hofberg Réserve

Dhroner Hofberg Trocken "Réserve" AP  no. 25945810921

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Adam, A.J. 2020 Mosel Dhroner Hofberg Riesling GG

A. J. Adam 2020 Dhroner Hofberg Grosses Gewächs AP no. 2 594 581 07 21

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Breuer, George 2019 Rauenthal Estate Riesling Trocken

Bottled under screw cap. The palate is a very pale yellow with greenish flecks. Aromatically unrevealing verging on dumb upon opening. With air the nose reveal pretty aromas of white peach, Mirabelle plum, be pollen and herbs. The palate is a touch more expansive that of the Rudesheim Estate bottling, with a bit more gras, but slightly less tension. Notwithstanding, flavors of stone fruit, citrus peel, wet rock, and green tea dominate with notes of malt, pollen, and peach skin making up the balance of the profile. This is a touch more overtly ripe with a  suspicion of sweetness cloaking the salty, vibrant core of stone within. This is by no means flabby, but one does get the sense that with time in the cellar for the ripeness to integrate with the structure, this could really over-perform its class. A fine pairing with risotto with yellow peppers and green beans. Lovely bottle with plenty of charm and an excellent upside. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Breuer, George 2019 Rüdesheim Estate Riesling Trocken

Bottled under screw cap. The wine has a pale-yellow green robe. Upon opening the nose is a bit reticent and shows a touch of reduction. Aromas of citrus oil, apricot, and Rainier cherry with wisps of mineral smoke and crushed herbs emerge with air. The palate is lithe and racy with a juicy, piquant, medium-length finish with just enough salty sea breeze elements to shade this to the savory side of the flavor spectrum. A bonny companion to a cucumber salad with smoked salmon and an herb-mustard dressing. This is excellent currently, but should benefit from another couple of years in the cellar. Lovely juice! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Busch, Clemens 2019 Mosel Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Grosses Gewächs

The Marienburg GG comes an all from gray slate parcel. Fermented with native yeast. Aged in fuder, bottled with low sulfur. The 2019 Clemens Busch Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Großes Gewächs has a pale green-yellow robe. The nose offers an attractive array of wild flower and red fruit aromas, with hints of orange oil, ginger, and wet slate. The palate is concentrated and coiled, with ripe orchard fruit entwines with a firm mineral core on a long, persistent finish. This is only showing nascent complexity, but is showing great promise and should really begin strutting its stuff with another 3-5 years in the bottle and beyond. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Dreissigacker 2020 Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken

Jochen Dreissigacker took over his family's estate in 2001 and works organically (certified). The entry-level trocken a mix of estate and purchased grapes (all organic), from mostly south/southeast-facing sites on loess and loam. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel tank.Pale gold in the glass. Cool-toned and savory on the nose, with aromas of crushed herbs, honeysuckle, and flint. Dry and lively on the palate with fine mineral cut and mouth-watering acidity highlighted by red apple and stone fruit flavors, with a salty core and a bright minty coolness on the finish. John McIlwain



  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • white off-dry
  • 24 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $249.99

Knauss 2018 Württemberg Red Pure

The wine has a densely purple core, with lighter violet on the edges. The nose has rich aromas of candied raspberry and blackberry, dense green herbs, and pungent dark flowers. The palate is plummy, with a dash of tart cherry, green stems and a vibrant mineral undertone. Wonderfully fresh acidity, along with some chewy tannin, balance out the mouthfeel. A great, bold red with a crunchy core and wild fruit - drink today!


  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Stirn Fass 15

Southwest facing Fass 15, Stirn (forehead), comes from near the top of the Ayler Kupp where the hill curves around. The cooler, windier microclimate and meager soils allow for a later harvest, with the resulting wine offering more fruit and generosity.

  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Unterstenberg Fass 12

Covered in eroded gray slate, the south-southwest facing Unterstenberg lieu-dit is the site on the Ayler Kupp that has some of the most water retention due to its location at the foot of the hillside. Fermented to just off-dry in 2020.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 8 Kabinett

Also from the Kupp the Fass 8 Kabinett boasts 50 grams residual sugar with about 10 grams acidity.

  • white off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 6 'Senior'

Lauer ‘Senior’ is Florian’s nod to making a style of wine his grandfather (Peter Lauer Sr.) would enjoy. His aim is to make a feinherb, wine for the table from 70-year-old, ungrafted vines on the Kupp.Just a bit drier than Feinherb and a shade sweeter than trocken, Lauer ‘Senior’ offers a fine entry in the the Lauer lineup with just a bit more sap and substance than the delicious Barrel X. The wines is a pale yellow with shades of green. The nose offers an array of citrus peel, cool herb, bracken, and green tea aromas. The just-shy-of-midweight palate features tangerine and grapefruit peel flavors with notes of white cherry, lime skin and salt with a note of phenolic bitterness on the the rising, lifting finish. The pinpoint balance between savory mineral character and thirst-slaking fruit and acidity is compelling and beckons for another swirl and another sip. Time in the glass brings a distinct saline quality to the fore. Great energy and value at this level and fabulous with a lemon risotto with shrimp and an arugula salad, though this can navigate the holiday table with ease. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Kern Fass 9

From old vines (70 year-old +) across the Kupp.  Per Vom Boden, "Kern" is named after the 19th century industrialist that cleared this more-western part of the Kupp. Typically bottled  off-dry.

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg Fass 17

From midslope on the Kupp. Fermented nearly dry in 2020.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Riesling Fass 3 Feinherb

A feingerb bottling from across the Kupp. Bottled just off-dry under screwcap.

  • white off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Riesling Kabinett Fass 87 "Special Edition"

Given the propensity of the vintage to produce wonderful Kabinetts, "Fass 87" is a village level Kabinett, if you will and a first time release for us.

  • white off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Loewen, Carl 2018 Mosel Riesling Thörnich Ritsch Auslese

A fantastic Auslese from a warmer vintage: subtle and elegant nose of herbs and ripe citrus with no botrytis, the palate is layered and fresh, stone fruit and deep minerality with lemon candy and delicate florals. A bottle to cellar for at least ten years to begin to see the balance and intricacy of this wine. Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Melsheimer 2019 Mosel Riesling Handwerk

Thorsten Melsheimer has been farming organically in the Mosel since 1995 (certified ECOVIN) and became Demeter (biodynamic) certified in 2013. The 'Handwerk' is actually a blend of three different barrels: a QBA trocken, Kabinett, and Spätlese. Off dry, and high-toned with a fine bead of mineral character within, brimming with energy and perfect for the soft shell crab, flowering chives, or soy sauce noodles at Great New York Noodletown, or your favorite neighborhood Chinese spot.

  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling BA 375ml

When there's Beerenauslese available from this legendary estate, you just say yes. (AP 16) Cari Bernard

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

Stein 2020 Mosel Alfer Hölle Riesling Spätlese 1900

The Alfer Hölle Riesling 1900 comes from a small parcel of about 1000 vines planted in 1900 and thought to be the second oldest vines in the Mosel. This year's model is delicately off-dry and filigreed, a Spätlese-Feiherb, if you want to categorize it. Year after year Alfer Hölle 1900 startles us with its combination of soaring aromatics, old vine concentration, and seeming weightlessness. A truly magical wine from a special place.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Stein 2020 Mosel St. Aldegunder Palmberg Terrassen Ries Kab Trocken

A kabinett trocken positively begging for superlatives and far-fetched analogies Uli Stein's 2020 Palmberg Alte Reben is sourced from steep parcel of 90+ year-old un-grafted vines. Decidedly pale yellow robe. The most ebullient nose of the wines: white flowers, bee pollen, apple blossom, honeysuckle nectar, underripe white peach skin, a faint hint of acacia honey (were it not sweet) and salt (whew!). The palate is the most dynamic and concentrated, seeming to reach skyward and plumb firmly the mineral depths of the site simultaneously. The mid-weight, dry palate offers flavors of salted plum, peach pit, orange oil, salt, and lady apple, girded by a firm slatey core and imbued with wave upon wave of white and yellow orchard fruit flavors, giving way to a savory, palate-staining finish. This is excellent but only revealing a hint of what’s to come. This is showy and long without seeming flashy and cries out more time in the cellar to allow the dry extract and fruit to knit with the crystalline structure. Beautiful stuff and worth tucking away for the 5-10 years and beyond.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Stein, Ulli 2018 Mosel Cabernet Sauvignon 'vom Berg'

It still seems like the beginning to an odd wine story—but it’s 100% true—what happens when a soulful Mosel iconoclast plants Cabernet Sauvignon out of curiosity (not to mention thumbing his nose at the wine authorities) and a warming climate results in a beautiful wine? Well, I’m here to report for the second vintage in a row, we have a wine that will set both old school Cali Cab lovers and German wine nerds hearts aflutter. It’s the return of legitimately savory, fresh, mineral Cabernet. Boasting a just purple (not inky, thank you very much!) robe and a civilized 13.5% abv., this wine is clearly intended for the table. The nose is awash with aromas of black currant, hedge fruit, cigar box (oh, that cedar!), wet slate, and just a whiff of green olive. The palate is racy and herbaceous—but by no means lean—offering a pinpoint balance between sapid underbrush and stony notes and cool-toned blue and black fruit flavors with ripe tannins and mouthwatering acidity. And far from seeming austere, this shows great persistence and élan on a long and startlingly mineral finish. Nothing shouts or brags here, but as with most of Ulli’s wines there’s an extra dimension at play that surprises and delights, but also inspires an emotional response. That this frisson is tied to a Mosel Cabernet of all things is unexpected, but for Stein somehow completely in character. Lovely stuff and for folks who revel in iconoclasm and traditional (pre-90s) Cabernet, essential. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Vollenweider 2018 Mosel Riesling Wolfer Goldgrube Kabinett

A touch of sponti on opening. But with a good amount of air a beautiful nose emerges, apple blossom, Meyer lemon peel, bee pollen, dance with aromas of green tea and wet stone. There’s a touch of dissolved CO2 on the palate—you know, old school Mosel Riesling. The palate is distinctly stony, and I’d venture slatey. Piggybacking on all that stone are flavors of green apple skin, umeboshi, and quince, with all the lift and sparkling energy inherent in a Mosel Kabinett. Lifted and lithe, bright and brisk, this is lovely stuff. I’d give it a few years to knit the fruit, stone, and reductive elements, but this is lovely stuff and should age effortlessly. Vollenweider is a master of Pradikat wines (not to mention, a wonderful person) and any true Riesling lover should consider his wines for their cellar. I can’t wait to drink this with crab cakes, softshell crab, or a bowl of shrimp and Geechie Boy Mills grits. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $72.99

Wasenhaus 2019 Baden Weissburgunder

Organically farmed Weissburgunder from loess and volcanic soils on the Kaiserstuhl. Whole cluster pressed. Aged for 12 months in neutral barrel, followed by 6 months in stainless steel with minimal sulfur addition after malolactic fermentation, per importer.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic

Weiser-Künstler 2020 Mosel Riesling Trarbacher Schlossberg Kabinett

Pale green/yellow robe. A bit of dissolved CO2 and a touch of reduction (more than sponti), but a brisk decant and this blows off. The nose offers cool toned aromas of lime zest, lemon blossom, cool herbs—is that fennel?— and sea spray. The palate shows a bit of the ripeness of the vintage, not screaming with acidity, but a bit of dry extract that takes a minute (or 20) to settle in before a punchy mineral/salty core reveals itself. On the palate there’s plenty of white fruit and a faint nectar-ish sweetness, but there’s a sapid bitterness (Champagne grower Olivier Horiot terms mineral expression in Riceys), rather than acidity, which seems apt in the the glass. And while this doesn’t display leanness of cooler vintages, it comes off as “complete.” If one were to insist upon a vintage comparison in recent-ish memory, 2005 comes to mind. It was a year that didn’t struggle for ripeness, but seemed a bit fleshy relative to the tangy 2004s. That said, anyone who has opened a 2005 recently, can probably affirm there is beautiful balance between ripeness and terroir expression on the wines currently and I can’t imagine they’re looking to unload any bottles they’re holding. There’s real depth here and this is deeply satisfying with a salad of smoked salmon and cucumbers with an herb mustard crème fraîche dressing. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic