Is this 2003? Almost racy, here's an opulent Riesling with a fine, vibrant structure and intense flavors of lime, peach and mineral. Perhaps not the length of a great year like 2001, but very well done and expressive. Drink now through 2012. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Rose, slate and red berry aromas and flavors mark this exotic Riesling, whose structure is moderately firm. It picks up a tactile sensation on the finish, yet lingers pleasantly, with a licorice aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Dark-hued, with intense, concentrated beefy white pepper, wild berry, blackberry and cedary-tobacco-herbal scents that are tightly wound and well-focused, ending with a chewy core of tannins. Best from 2006 through 2012. 221 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Pretty strawberry and blackberry jam aromas with hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a light vanilla and chocolate aftertaste with fruit. This is a new winery for me and an excellent Barbera. Drink now. 2,000 cases made. From Piedmon —James Suckling
Very ripe and exotic, evoking cantaloupe, mango and licorice notes on a lush frame. It offers very good acidity, with a lovely finish. Well done. Drink now through 2012. 525 cases made. From Germany. —James Molesworth
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