by on October 8, 2010

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Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Kabinett 2011 Rheinhau
A really nice off-dry Riesling (little or no residual sugar). Similar to the Gunderloch Riesling that I love.

This paired ok with the Parrano Gouda Uniekaas from Whole Foods.


reinhold haart goldtropfchen kabinett rieslingThis was a fairly sweet wine that paired amazingly well with sweet potatoes and German sausages with German mustard.


Carl Sittmann 2010 Riesling

by on October 6, 2012

carl sittmann riesling 2010Just pulled this cool looking bottle out of my fridge (the color on my iphone photo is a bit off – the bottle is actually a very vibrant blue). 

Another Friday night and another German Riesling!  This Carl Sittmann Riesling is pretty common in the US, and it’s pretty cheap.  The 2011 vintage is only $9.99 at Gary’s  Wine.

Sadly, the wine quality matches the price!  It’s not bad, but not great either.  There’s a faint floral smell with a sweetish taste.  It’s not super sweet, but definitely not dry.  The main problem is there’s just not much other taste…

My verdict?  A cheap sweet swirl in the mouth is all you’ll get out of this one.  It’s especially disappointing considering you could get a great Riesling for around $20  (e.g., Gunderloch).  But if you’re looking for an easy-to-drink cheap sweet wine, then this is it!



I was at Terroir Wine Bar last week with friends and asked the bartender for an off-dry Riesling like the Gunderloch I love so much.  He recommended this Feinherb (which actually means “off-dry” i.e., a tiny bit sweet), which was delicious.  It was a reasonably crisp wine with a delicious understated sweetness.  The fruit wasn’t overpowering.  Overall, very enjoyable easy drinking.