The Germans use words like Trocken (dry) or Süss (sweet) in their wine names to tip off consumers. Today’s wine is no exception. This is the Single Post Kabinett Riesling. Kabinett means it’s a wine of German origin that is of Reserve or Superior quality and made in a lighter style. It’s perfect for a refreshing style of Riesling made to be drunk young.
Today’s Riesling is an exceptional Kabinett Riesling, made by one of Germany’s renowned winemakers, Nik Weiss (St. Urbans Hof). Nik’s Kabinett Rieslings manage to stay light and fresh yet still comes through with juicy, clean fruit with a wonderful acidic backbone that can stand up to food.
This one really impressed me and that was before I even knew the price. With the added information, this quickly becomes one of the best value white wines we’ll be able to offer up all year. It first hits you with a ton of fruit suggesting that it’s sweet – but that’s met with a ton of white grapefruit acidity and minerality that actually makes you realize it’s a dry Riesling – just with some flair.
Wine Enthusiast has designated this one a ‘Best Buy’ as they usually do and gave it a 90-point review where they deemed this, “thirst quenching, juicy and reverberating”. I’m not going to argue with any of that. That’s right on the money.
90 Points (Best Buy), Wine Enthusiast
“Penetrating tangerine and lemon flavors are etched with hints of caramel and saffron in this thirst quenching, delicately sweet Riesling. Light bodied and lean, yet juicy and reverberating, it’s a fresh-fruited, value white to accompany soft cheeses and white meats.”