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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2011
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Estate Kabinett 2011
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Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator 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 wine comes from parcels owned by Dr. Loosen in the blue slate villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen. It is bright and pure with the classic white peach fruit and floral, flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously firm, delicate finish.

This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes.

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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."