|2015||88||Drink or hold||A rainy June led to heightened disease pressures. A premium on viticulture, then careful selection at harvest, was paramount for quality. Inconsistent overall, particularly for reds, though there are some excellent dry Rieslings and other whites|
|2014||90||Drink or hold||Record-breaking cold winter led to significant winter kill, resulting in low yields. Wet and cool spring led to a late-running season, but an ideal Indian summer let vineyards catch up on ripening. Rieslings are racy, fresh and pure; Pinot Noir also promising|
|2013||87||Drink||A wet growing season led to higher-than-usual disease pressures; best growers managed canopies and crop yields to avoid rot. Riesling performed well, with the best bottlings decidedly dry in style|
|2012||92||Drink or hold||An early spring was followed by a warm, dry season, with an earlier-than-usual harvest; some late rains helped vines finish ripening after the drought. Consistent vintage, with very high quality and excellent acidity|
|2011||85||Drink||Following a wet spring, mid-season was warm and dry, yet late-season rains resulted in high disease pressure. Riesling performed well, but an inconsistent growing season overall|
|2010||90||Drink||Warm, dry growing season with little to no disease pressure; early-ripening varieties harvested under ideal conditions. Late rains the only blemish; Riesling came through fine, but reds more variable|
|2009||86||Drink||Wet growing season, lacking consistent warmth, led to uneven ripening; managing yields was key. Rieslings are often brisk in style, but with good length; other aromatic whites good, while reds far more inconsistent|
|2008||89||Drink||Cool, wet growing season saved by Indian summer in September. Riesling excellent and other aromatic whites performed very well; reds good|
|2007||88||Drink||Mild winter followed by unusually hot, dry growing season; only relief was showers in August. Rieslings are clean, ripe and forward, though some lack zip for balance; reds benefited more from the warm season|
A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.
Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended
Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.
SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR