2018 and 2019 are being lauded as two of the most successful vintages for German Rieslings by most major wine writers. The extraordinary 2018 Weingut Wittmann Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs (Grosses Gewachs is the German equivalent of Grand Cru in Burgundy) is a very good example of the power, richness, and intensity of the best wines. It is the equal of Grand Cru white Burgundies that sell for 10 to 20 times the price. And it is a wine that your grandchildren (perhaps great grandchildren, if stored in a cool place) can drink some day.
There are only three six-bottle cases for Minnesota and guess who has them for only $109.99 per bottle!
James Suckling agrees with us, saying: "Wild yellow flowers blow in a citrusy, salty breeze. Freshly picked nectarines run amok and honeydew melon drips in intensity. Alluring and decadent at the same time with glitzy tension, but ornately spiced stone fruit. The acidity is tempered only by the raw power here. Stoney and tightly constructed, but deep and welcoming. Drink now or hold. 98 points."
By the way, we still have a couple of bottles of the 2018 Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Grosses Gewachs (view here), rated 95 points by James Suckling, for $79.99, and a few bottles of the 2016 Markus Molitor Kinheimer Hubertuslay Auslese ** White Capsule (view here), rated 95 points by Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, for $89.99!
And trust me all three wines are totally dry and fabulous.