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Koehler-RuprechtChardonnay Spätlese Trocken Annaberg
Chardonnay from Pfalz, Germany
The Annaberg is known to hardcore German wine fans as the birthplace of Scheurebe, but its south-facing slope of rich, dark soils inflected with sand and chalk also turns out to be prime ground for Chardonnay. Dominik farms this organically and matures the wine without bâtonnage in old oak barrels...

DB0955-16
Borell-DiehlGewürztraminer Kabinett
Gewürztraminer from Pfalz, Germany
40g/l residual sugar, 5g acidity, 10.5% alcohol. Estate-grown from 25+ year old vines on limestone-loess soils and vinified in steel. Deep-fruited, sweet, joyful, varietally true Pfalzer Gewürz full of tea roses and pink grapefruit. Picked at a whopping 105 degrees oechsle (that's low Auslese...

DB0821-17
Borell-DiehlMüller-Thurgau Trocken
Müller-Thurgau from Pfalz, Germany
Müller-Thurgau was created in Switzerland in the 19th century as a hardy, early-ripening grape for table wines. It is now the most widely grown grape in Germany. Borell-Diehl makes it in the classic style: fresh, crisp, limey, and ridiculously easy to drink. A modest 12% alcohol with great acids...

DB0853-18
Koehler-RuprechtPinot Noir Kabinett Trocken
Pinot Noir from Pfalz, Germany
Sourced from a mix of sites in Kallstadt and one vineyard in Bad Dürkheim (planted to Pinot Noir in 2008) where the soils here are light and sandy. The grapes were handpicked, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel; pressed after 4-6 weeks and aged for two years in one new "Doppelstück"  (2400L...

DB1151-16
Koehler-RuprechtPinot Noir Rosé Kabinett Trocken
Pinot Noir from Pfalz, Germany
100% Pinot Noir grown organically in limestone; 100% press-juice vinified in 2500L double stück casks with a short soak, no malolactic. At 12.5% alcohol and about 6.5 grams of acidity, this delightful rosé is light in color with lip-smacking freshness and fruit.   
Sustainable
DB4110-18
Borell-DiehlPinot Noir Trocken
Pinot Noir from Pfalz, Germany
Best vintage yet of this exquisitely fruity, silken textured, dry Spätburgunder from the sunny Pfalz. Hand-harvested from estate-owned sites composed of sandstone, muschelkalk and loess; tank-fermented and aged in large, neutral (3+yrs old) French oak barrels. This is Pinot in a modern, easy style...

DB1048-16
LeinerPinot Noir Trocken "Handwerk"
Spätburgunder from Pfalz, Germany
The Leiner Pinot Noir “Handwerk” is grown biodynamically in a mix of bundsandstein (colored sandstone) and alluvial soils on gentle slopes protected from inclement weather by the nearby Pfalzerwald (Pfalz forest). Harvested at low yields of 60hl/ha, fermented naturally and aged 9 months in neutral...
Biodynamic
DB3511-15
Koehler-RuprechtRiesling Auslese Trocken Saumagen "R"
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
6/750 One of the best bottlings from K-R: everything in its place, everything showing but still evolving, grace wedded to strength, fruit seasoned by salinity, and the petrolly, grainy, apricot-y, classically Pfalz-y flavors that just won’t quit. The qualitative equivalent of a GG for the estate,...
94 WA
DB1122-08
Koehler-RuprechtRiesling Kabinett Steinacker
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
One of the very few wines with sweetness produced at Koehler-Ruprecht, and a predictably fine one! Steinacker translates to the "stony acre,” a sandstone+loess site characterized by pebbly rocks. Its borders were over-expanded for political purposes (like many famous sites) by the 1971 law, but...
Organic
DB8412-16
KimichRiesling Kabinett Trocken Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker 12/1L
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
A liter of the raciest, most energetic and appealingly mineralische Riesling imaginable. That unique Pfalzer character—a fat, sunny, mouthfilling style—shines through in a completely dry yet ultra-ripe-fruited wine. Seashells blasts out of the nose along with high toned citrus and orange oil. This...

DB1808-18
Koehler-RuprechtRiesling Kabinett Trocken Saumagen
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
The Saumagen is the estate’s crown jewel: 4 hectares of chalky marl and limestone in the shape of a saumagen, the specialty sausage of the region. This vintage, the dry Kab is a “true Kabinett:” light, spicy and elegant with beautiful lingering fruit and river stones.

DB8414-17
Koehler-RuprechtRiesling Spätlese Trocken Saumagen
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
Magnificent wine, one of the top dry Spätlesen of 2015. Not necessarily bigger than the Kabinett from that year, but clearly firmer, more layered, and very young. A noteworthy bargain for those who want to buy some top quality K-R for their cellars without paying "R" prices. DO NOT MISS.

DB1038-15
Koehler-RuprechtRiesling Spätlese Trocken Saumagen
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
Words like “stunning” and “dazzling” have been invoked by the critics to describe this luxuriantly rich, dry, complex and austerely young wine. Perhaps one of the finest vintages produced at K-R to date.

DB1038-16
LeinerRiesling Trocken
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
Totally dry at 7g/l RS with racy, zesty acidity to match! Grown in loess and loam soils from vineyards in and around Ilbesheim in the southeastern Pfalz. 100% vinified in steel. A killer value in the LITER!!!!!!!!
Biodynamic
DB3507-16
LeinerRiesling Trocken "Handwerk"
Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
The “Handwerk” line is hand-crafted as the name suggests:  biodynamically grown, manually harvested and vinified in small quantities.  You want a dry white but don’t want to give up the fruit, ripeness or sex appeal of Riesling? BOOM. This is an explosively flavorful and energetic bottling, loaded...
Biodynamic
DB3508-17
Borell-DiehlSaint Laurent Rosé Trocken
Saint Laurent from Pfalz, Germany
SOLD OUT. ETA early March. Ultra-fresh, dry, medium-pale rosé from the dark-skinned Sankt Laurent grape, sustainably dry farmed with no herbicides, no pesticides; a cherry bomb of fun.   
Organic
DB8958-18
LeinerSpätburgunder Trocken Ilbesheim
Spätburgunder from Pfalz, Germany
The villages-level Ilbesheim Pinot Noir from Leiner is a revelation. A terroir-specific Pfalzer wine that combines freshness, complexity and deep Pinot fruit character. Compares favorably and easily to the AOP Burgundies and single-vineyard US Pinots in its price class, and surpasses many of them...
Biodynamic
DB3512-15
Koehler-RuprechtWeißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) Kabinett Trocken
Pinot Blanc from Pfalz, Germany
100% Pinot Blanc vinified bone dry but very ripe. A late-harvest selection of older vines (40-50 years old) planted in limestone soils mostly from the Steinacker and some from Saumagen. Mineral-driven and creamy with a touch of acidity.
Organic
DB8410-16