Medium lemon colored with a watery sheen in the glass (12.5% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of lemon, lemon spritz, lanolin, slate, white peach that’s not quite ripe, green apple, some petrichor and perhaps- a touch of petrol. The palate is dry with high acidity, I feel this wine is medium (-) bodied. The palate confirms the citrus notes along with the minerality and I also get a bit of grapefruit pith on the mid palate. The stone fruit are a little muted as is the petrol. The finish is medium with a bit of leftover phenolics. I like this no-nonsense Riesling for what it is- easy drinking, capable of taking on several styles of food and modestly priced at $14. I’m pairing this 88 point wine with Thai shrimp noodles. 4 stars , to be drunk by 2026. Salut….
G. Stepp Riesling 2020, Pfalz, Germany
21 Tuesday Mar 2023