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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Dr. Thanisch Estate Riesling QbA 2001
Dr. Thanisch Estate Riesling QbA 2001
(search item no. 55818)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"An excellent value, the earth and mineral-scented 2001 Riesling QbA offers a rich, lush personality laden with melons, chamomile, and spices. It is soft, light-bodied, and silky-textured. It will offer delicious, uncomplicated drinking over the next 3-4 years."
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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About Dr. Thanisch:

The wine-growing tradition of the Thanisch family can be traced back more than 350 years. In 1636, the name was mentioned for the first time in the registers of Bernkastel-Kues. The quality of the family┬┤s wines soon extended their excellent reputation far beyond the Mosel valley.

Quality is still the standard of the Thanisch family estate. A great part of this quality is due to the Doctor Cellar which is hewn deep into the rocks beneath the vineyard. Here all Thanisch wines are matured in tradional old oak Fuder casks at a constant year-round temperature of 8 C (45 F). Recently, the family has invested heavily into modern technology, gentle handling of uncrushed grapes and cold, controlled fermentation. The estate is today owned by Margrit Mueller-Burggraef, a grand-daughter of Dr Hugo Thanisch.