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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2010
Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2010
(search item no. 111539)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes of white peach and grapefruit on the palate flow nicely into racy acidity. Although the 2010 fruit was much riper than the 2009, the acidity was also higher which makes this wine extremely concentrated while still maintaining balance. The 2010 vintage also had lower yields than normal, but what was harvested is truly special.
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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."