Our phones are ringing off the hook and our email boxes are stuffed this week with response to our Dr. L Riesling being rated No. 62 on Wine Spectator’s 2009 Top 100 List
Wine Spectator is perhaps the most influential wine magazine in the United States. Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson, who reviews German wines for the publication, wrote of our 2008 Dr. L:
“Sleek and tangy, showing apricot, lime and mango flavors matched to a lively structure. There’s nice harmony and persistence through the finish.”
The wine was rated at 90 points and designated a “Best Value.”
Wine Spectator’s Web site describes the selection process: “Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. Since 2009 was a year of economic retrenchment, we focused closely on value to choose our newest list from more than 17,000 wines.”
Wine Spectator’s announcement is posted on the magazine’s Web site (early access available only to online members). The Top 100 list will be published in the Dec. 31 issue of the Wine Spectator magazine.
For those of you who haven’t yet tried it, Dr. L Riesling embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. It is refreshing and fruity, with a fine mineral edge that is typical of the region. The grapes used to make Dr. L come exclusively from traditional vineyards with steep slopes and slate soil. By working closely with growers on long-term contracts, brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to ensure excellent quality in every vintage.
We are thrilled by this recognition for the Dr. L Riesling, which we believe has consistently been an extraordinary value in classic Mosel Riesling since its first vintage, in 1995. We are also happy to see that Riesling, the most noble of white grape varieties, continues to win new fans around the world. As we like to say, “The world is going to L!”