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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2006
Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2006
(search item no. 90521)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of Riesling in Germany. This Kabinett, from a "grand cru" vineyard in the village of Erden combines extraordinary concentration and length with a bracing minerality.

An elegant, yet muscular, aperitif wine, this is also an excellent partner for lighter seafood and poultry 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."