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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2010
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2010
(search item no. 113641)
Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This estate-grown Riesling Kabinett embodies the racy, mineral-driven style of the steep, blue slate vineyards in the middle Mosel. It's a crisp and juicy Riesling that pairs well with spicy Asian cuisine.
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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."