88 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2008
($24) Pale, bright yellow. Pineapple, crushed stone and a whiff of exotic flowers on the nose, along with a fusel nuance. Then juicy and lively in the mouth, with good intensity to the pineapple and stone flavors. This wine included fully 95% of the house's riesling fruit in '06, including a good bit of Schoenenbourg, which has contributed minerality and depth.
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