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2005 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg (in magnum)
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Weinbach

Domaine Weinbach was established in 1610 by the Capuchin monks who also gave their name to the domaine's most prized vineyard, Clos des Capucins. The estate itself got the name Weinbach--which literally translates to "wine brook"--from a little stream that trickles through the property.

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2005 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg (in magnum)

Producer: Domaine Weinbach
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2007

($44; from vines at the top of the hill) Pale, green-tinged color. Cool, restrained, rather aristocratic aromas of lime, mint and powdered stone. Juicy, pure and detailed, with dusty peach pit and mineral elements perking up the salivary glands. This very dry, long wine is almost painful today. A lovely, pure dry riesling in the making-but give it a few years in the cellar.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

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