von Winning / Dr. Deinhard

This is an old estate in the Pfalz, but the 2008 vintage is the first full vintage under Attmann’s regime. It is an entirely convincing effort. At 30 hectares, it is a large estate. Until recently, the wines have never been imported into the United States. The best vineyards are Deidesheimer Grainhübel, Kalkofen, Kieselberg and Mäushöhle; Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad; Forster Ungeheuer and Jesuitengarten. The Deidesheim estate is now in the hands of the Koch family, yet is called Dr. Deinhard after its founder, who moved from Koblenz to Deidesheim in the middle of the 19th century.  ~Terry Theise

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von Winning 2014 or 2015 “Winnings” Riesling

Sommelier Alert! This will be detailed in the literature attending its launch, but the wine is highly aromatic in a sweet grainy way. This riesling is on the tangy side—will slide around depending on the vintage, always as little as possible but as much as necessary, to be not so much a dry as a sugar-neutral wine. It’s angular and pineapple; the palate is thrusting and spicy, really beepolleny and perfumey. Finishes dry! ~Terry Theise

von Winning 2014 Weissburgunder “II”

SOMMELIER ALERT! This is how to do oaky wine. Very leesy and scallop-y; the wood is like sweet straw; there’s some saline mineral and a salty savory finish. One of us said “sea-spray nori.”  ~Terry Theise

von Winning 2015 Riesling

Lilac, melon, wisteria, markedly flowery; a tasty wry balance on the palate, wherein a tiny sweetness delivers a huge payoff. Slim and lissome but long and classy. Completely amazing quality in the “basic” echelon, and a classic example of one of the Great Truths of German wine: A perfect dry Riesling is often not perfectly dry. ~Terry Theise