SFO Chronicle Recommends Dr. Loosen & Robert Weil Wines!

riesling-grapesDon’t miss this great article about the 2009 German Rieslings by Jon BonnĂ© on SFGate, the San Francisco Chronicle’s website.

In “The Chronicle Recommends: German Riesling” here’s what Jon wrote about Dr. Loosen and our “Friends of Ernie” portfolio member, Robert Weil, wines:

DR. LOOSEN

“2009 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Mosel Riesling Kabinett ($26): Loosen’s ’09 wines are opulent and silken, sometimes almost a bit soft for the year, but this is buoyed by intense slate and saline mineral, with a beautiful counterpoint of green apple and tangerine. Quintessential Mosel, with focus and delicious, lively fruit. The 2009 Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese ($32) is more honeyed, but still very precise. (Importer: Loosen Bros.)”

More info about the Dr. Loosen portfolio of wines.

WEINGUT ROBERT WEIL

“2009 Robert Weil Estate Dry Rheingau Riesling ($28): Weil’s lineup is almost timeless in ’09, but here’s a great example of the potential for dry Riesling. There’s lots of stuffing and a softer texture here to balance the intense freshness – a subtle soapstone and iris nose, with nectar and bright lime accents. Also seek out Weil’s Kiedrich Grafenberg Spatlese ($76) with its tremendous honeyed nectarine fruit, though it needs a few years to mellow. (Importer: Loosen Bros.)”

More info about the Weingut Robert Weil portfolio of wines.

Read the entire article here.

And, while you’re at it, do read Jon BonnĂ©’s companion article, “’09 Rieslings offer ripe blend of fruit, acidity.”