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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201488DrinkSuccessful Riesling and Pinot Gris; light-bodied and lithe in style. Gewürztraminer suffered due to the Asian fruit fly, and little to no VTs or SGNs were produced
201389DrinkA small crop of racy whites, but generally lighter in stature; rainy October, but top sites and producers were successful. Not a year for VTs or SGNs
201290Drink or holdA reduced crop of pure and elegant whites with good ripeness. Pinot Gris excelled; favor top producers for Riesling and Gewürztraminer
201191Drink or holdAccessible wines; the best show balance and grape-specific flavor profiles
201093Drink or holdA small crop, but top wines offer fine concentration and balance firm structure with finesse
200994Drink or holdLithe, lively dry wines, offering fine concentration and balance; VTs and SGNs show great purity
200894Drink or holdRacy dry whites that pair intense acidity and backbone with pure fruit flavors; very little botrytis
200795Drink or holdVibrant wines with great balance, purity and overall elegance; outstanding VT and SGN
200689DrinkFirm, dry wines with up-front flavors and character; high-quality VT and SGN, particularly Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris
200594Drink or holdRipe wines with great balancing acidity. Very good Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer and outstanding VT and SGN
200492Drink or holdGreat clarity, finesse and balance for top wines; some are dilute as a result of high yields
200388DrinkExceptionally hot and dry year with little botrytis; many wines lack structure. Stick to top producers
200292Drink or holdRipe, vibrant whites with high acidity; fine Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, excellent VTs and SGNs
200194Drink or holdIndian summer resulted in ripe, elegant wines, some enriched by botrytis; great VTs and SGNs
200093Drink or holdRipe and vibrant; botrytis allowed fine late-harvest wines. A great Riesling year
199987DrinkCool, wet year, with inconsistent results. The best estates made firm, minerally wines
199890DrinkRich and balanced; some fine late-harvest wines. Top Rieslings superb
199789DrinkRich, ripe, precocious wines; high yields, little botrytis. Top Rieslings gorgeous
199692DrinkAromatic, racy, complex and long-lived wines; little botrytis
199590DrinkSmall crop due to rot, but rich Rieslings; uneven for other varietals and late-harvest wines
199491DrinkRainy September, but top producers made excellent dry wines and great late-harvest wines
199387Past peakRainy year, but ripe grapes; intense, steely wines
199284Past peakA huge crop; producers who limited yields made solid wines
199177Past peakHarvest rains hurt quality; some late-harvest success
199093Drink Very ripe year; stunning Rieslings, some fine late-harvest wines
198996DrinkA ripe year; rich, round wines and superb late-harvest wines
198895DrinkExcellent balance; firm and opulent

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

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.


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