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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Schloss Saarstein Riesling Kabinett 2005
Schloss Saarstein Riesling Kabinett 2005
(search item no. 89658)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Shining, crisp fruit, refreshing citrus aromas, intense and complex. Typical Mosel class, low alcohol, high minerality, beautiful ripeness of a perfect vintage.
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About Schloss Saarstein:

The Saarstein estate owns the oldest vineyards in the village of Serrig. On the steep monopoly site of "Serriger Schloss Saarsteiner" Christian and Andrea Ebert put all their enthusiasm and dedication to produce great Rieslings. Schloss Saarstein wines are noted for their elegant steeliness balanced with crisp fruit.

Production is concentrated on the one vineyard surrounding the estate with great emphasis on strict selection when hand-picking. The wines are then carefully treated in wooden thousand-liter barrels, called "fuder", to maintain each wine's individual character. Schloss Saarstein now ranks among the leading producers of the Saar Valley.

The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region is known for the finest Riesling wines in the world. Saar wines are elegant, distinguished by a fine fruity aroma and a pleasant steely acidity.