This latest, diversely sourced rendition of von Winning’s dry entry-level estate Riesling is once again legally dry albeit not labeled as such. That having been noted, at nine grams it carries the limit of allowable residual sugar and effectively displays some of the same efficacious “hidden sweetness” that one encounters in the delicious, exclusive US bottling dubbed “Winnings.” This perfectly reinforces the floral and ripe peach notes one associates with the outstanding sites that represent a major share of the cuvée: Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten and Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad. Green herbal notes complement the floral bouquet, then translate into a cooling elixir that vies for attention with lusciously ripe peach on a silken but infectiously juicy palate. The finish really grips as well as refreshes. Here is real Pfalz class for a modest price.
90 points, David Schildknecht, Vinous (Mar 2019)