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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2008
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2008
(search item no. 103197)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of Riesling in Germany. It is produced from the earliest picking in the best vineyard sites. This estate grown Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett embodies the racy, mineral-driven style of steep, blue slate vineyards in the famous middle Mosel villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen. Dr. Loosen Rieslings from these villages are some of the most elegant white wines in the world, with fine density and subtle power.

Clean, crisp, distinctive Riesling Kabinett from Ernst Loosen, one of Germany's most celebrated winemakers.

An elegant aperitif wine, this is also an excellent partner for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes that emphasize fresh ingredients.

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About Dr Loosen:

The Dr. Loosen Estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. With ungrafted vines averaging 50 years old, some of the best vineyard sites in Germany (four rated grand cru and two premier cru by both the 1868 German classification and the more current Wine Atlas of Germany), Ernst Loosen has the raw materials for stunningly intense, world-class wines. With crop yields almost half of what is permitted by law, only moderate use of organic fertilizers, and old-fashioned cellar practices, Loosen strives to create wines that unmistakably say, "Riesling, Mosel, and Dr. Loosen." In his own words, "The great winemakers I have met invariably possess a clear concept in their mind of what their wine should be. It's a vision that places terrior over technology, and grape quality over quantity. This is the level of winemaking we pursue at Dr. Loosen. Our goal is to produce wines that are luscious, complex, and true to their roots."