Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries Reviews for C. von Schubert

Last week we were honored to share with you that Wine & Spirits named C. von Schubert—along with Dr. Loosen and Robert Weil—to the Top 100 Wineries of 2012. The list recognizes wineries from around the world that have delivered the best overall performances in W&S tastings throughout the year.

Click here to read more about C. von Schubert/Maximin Grünhaus wines

We thought you’d like to know what Wine & Spirits says about C. von Schubert/Maximin Grünhäuser wines. (C. von Schubert is part of our “Friends of Ernst Loosen” portfolio.)

And if you’ll be in San Francisco on Oct. 17, please join us for the W&S Top 100 Tasting at City View at METREON, where we will be pouring the 2010 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese Nr. 37 (94 points), as well as the 2011 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Kabinett.

2010 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Kabinett
[92] Wine & Spirits (Year’s Best)
While this is still wrapped up in its notes of native yeast fermentation, it already shows a silky elegance, its citrus and stone fruit flavors feeling long, graceful and lithe. Another stunning release from an estate in top form.

2010 Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Auslese Nr. 21
[92] Wine & Spirits (Year’s Best)
This is voluptuous for a von Schubert wine, its papaya, guava and fresh apple flavors forward and full. It’s pinned down by acidity, feeling lively if not overtly racy, and its slate undertones should emerge further with time in the cellar.

2010 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese Nr. 24
[91] Wine & Spirits (Year’s Best)
This is concentrated and intense, with a core of piercing fruit flavors ranging from citrus to pineapple to mango. Its acidity is as powerful as its ripeness, making the wine feel vivid and resonant all the way through the long, spicy finish.

2010 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Auslese Nr. 37
[94] Wine & Spirits (Year’s Best)
Where von Schubert’s #24 feels concentrated and intense, the #37 thrives on its elegance and poise, feeling rich in ripeness yet crystaline in its lacy structure and its multifaceted, delicate aromas. The floral notes of white peach and grapefruit peel seem almost incidental next to the prominent slatey minerality, and the whole package resonates with nearly electric tension.

Hope to see you at the W&S Top 100 tasting!