2003 Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgruve Riesling Spatlese - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 03-23-2009

Sorry for the misspelling in the heading. It's Goldgrube with a "b", not a "v".
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
A.P.# 2 576 801 03-04
Long cork that nearly broke in the middle but came out clean with a nice pop.
The wine is somewhat a Champagne color. Floral and stone fruit nose. Nice ripeness/acidic balance but not as crisp and focused as some other vintages. Stone fruits and pear syrup on the palate. It went down so smoothly that the second evening I gulped about a 3-ounce pour without any thought at all. I then slowed down on the second pour to savor it a bit. It's in a good place now.
I had it with broccoli-stuffed chicken breast and potato pancakes. Thank you, Mike.

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- TheEngineer - 03-23-2009

[img][/img] make me want to open one [img][/img] you are right, the 03 was definitely less focused due to the vintage but made one of the endearing characteristics of Vollenweider (it's focus) very hidden from view.

- TheEngineer - 01-10-2010

Thought I'd check in again. same notes as your WoW so not much since has changed. Will leave for another year or.

- TheEngineer - 05-11-2010

Opened one last night and under the cap was a big mold growth. cleaned off and pulled cork that was mostly soaked through... thought I had a bottle to throw away.

Wine poured out light golden with hint of green, turned out to be wonderful, same consistent notes as WoW.

- TheEngineer - 07-11-2010

Whats with the mold on the 03's?? still not change to the wine, Lovely stuff!

- wondersofwine - 07-16-2010

I think it's a cork issue, Engineer. A moldy cork doesn't always spell disaster though as you discovered.

RE: 2003 Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgruve Riesling Spatlese - TheEngineer - 03-16-2015

This wine is immortal. This thing simply has not moved since bottling. I wish I had more cases to follow it and might need to hide the rest. I was told that the Mags Auslese in Gold Kapsel are insane and I have a couple. I'm gonna hide those....