Wine Enthusiast Accolades

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We’re very happy to share with you some recent accolades from the June issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine for Dr. Loosen, J. Christopher (our joint venture with Oregon winemaker Jay Somers), and Maximin Grünhauser (available in the US from our importer, Loosen Bros. USA.

Here’s what they said:

Dr. L Sparkling Riesling

Wine Enthusiast chose Dr. L Sparkling as a 20 Under $20 best buy!

91 pts – “Exuberant green floral perfume, melon and peach abound on this profoundly aromatic sparkler. It’s delicate in mousse with soft, persistent bubbles and deeply penetrating flavors of stone fruit and tangerine. Vibrant and spine-tingling, it’s a remarkably elegant sekt.” (See, appropriately, page 20.)    more info


Dr. Loosen 2013 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett

92 pts – “Whiffs of lime and lemon zest, lanolin and herbs entice on the nose. Off dry in style, this is chock-full of sweet-tart melon and citrus flavors glazed in a slick of honey, which lingers on the finish.“ (See page 81.)   more info


Maximin Grünhauser 2013 Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

93 pts – “Nervous, racing acidity casts an electric sheen onto pristine yellow cherry and grapefruit flavors. Semidry in style, this light-footed wine is intensely juicy, but elegantly framed by a vein of chalk and saline minerality. It’s complex and vibrantly delicious.” (See page 79.)    more info


J. Christopher 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

91 pts – “To call it entry level does not do justice to the quality here–this would be reserve level at many wineries. A generous mix of blueberry and black cherry fruit rolls seamlessly through the fruit-driven core, annotated with barrel notes of cola, coffee and cream.“ (See page 83.)    more info