TN: A Nahe & A Bedrock Last Night....(short/boring)

Tried these two last night w/ DinDin:

  1. Kruger-Rumpf Dautenpflanzer Riesling Nahe Spatlese (8%; GA; A.P.Nr.7 702 089 041 20) Munster/Sarmsheim 2019: Loud pop from the screwcap when opened; med.light gold color; strong R/mango/floral/bit pineapple slight flinty/steely/mineral quite aromatic nose; quite tart/tangy bit metallic/steely some sweet (1.0-1.5% r.s.) strong floral/R/mango/pineapple light mineral/flinty bit simple flavor; very long/lingering fairly sweet quite tart/tangy rather flinty/steely/mineral strong floral/R/mango/pineapple finish; shows the classic rich/lush character of Nahe; a bit simple now but should get much better over 6-12 yrs. $27.00 (KK)

  1. Bedrock Zin CarlisleVnyd/RRV/SonomaCnty (Plntd: 1927; 14.9%) 2019: Very dark color; intense very peppery/RRV Zin intense blackberry/Zin/ripe/boysenberry/very spicy light vanilla/toasty/oak fairly dusty/OV fairly complex beautiful nose; lightly tart very spicy/black pepper/RRV Zin intense blackberry/boysenberry/Zin/ripe fairly dusty/OV light toasty/oak some complex flavor w/ ample ripe/round tannins; very long/lingering intense RRV Zin/black pepper intense very spicy/Zin/blackberry some complex finish w/ strong ripe tannins; shows lots of ripeness w/o the alcohol or being overripe/over-the-top/jammy; another standout Carlisle Zin from Morgan; should go out 10 yrs or longer. $42.00

A wee BloodyPulpit:

  1. Blown away by the Bedrock. Carlisle Zin at its best.

FWIW, the Kruger-Rumpf is more likely 7-8% r.s.

And yes - give it ten years and then watch the sparks fly. Kruger-Rumpf is sadly overlooked. Wonderful wines - dry to sweet.

Tom, both of these tasting notes are eligible for Brian’s Virtual Tasting for charity, now that he’s added wines from the Rhine to the list… Should you care to cross-post, I think Brian will be very happy to pony up another $20 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank! [cheers.gif]