Fresh and clean, with peach, apple and light fennel on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with crisp acidity. Drink now. 1,200 cases made. —James Suckling
Intense aromas of black currant, basil, minerals and a hint of fresh licorice stick. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long minerally finish. Lacks a bit on the midpalate now. Give it time to even out. Best after 2007. 8,330 cases made. —James Suckling
Dense and packed with citrus notes, this kabinett has enough structure to keep it all focused and persistent, despite its opulent profile. Good grip on the finish, with a long aftertaste. Drink now through 2010. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Plum, spice and mineral notes are tasty, with chewy tannins and a long, lingering finish, where a touch of beef and bacon come through. Syrah and Carignane. Drink now. 7,900 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Fresh and vibrant, this reveals plenty of mineral notes along with peach and lime. Balanced, yet a little tight now, it has elegance and a long finish. Drink now through 2015. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
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