Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese, 2004


For another excellent Thanksgiving white wine, I turned to the 2004 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese, from the village of Erden, in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region. This is a QmP wine, and really exceptional, transparent and delicate, yet possessed of a racy acidity. The nose shows concentrated citrus and mineral aromas, while the mouthfeel is soft and full of peaches and honeydew melon, along with exotic fruit and floral notes. Finishes long and elegantly, with classic Riesling flair. $16 a bottle. Quaff this down with heaping plates of turkey and potatoes, and buttered asparagus.

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  1. Where in NYC did you buy the 2004 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese? I've been looking all over for this wine and the only place I know to get it is at a shop called Gary's Wine & Marketplace in Madison, NJ. Its one of my favs, but I'm not quite ready to order it by the case. Is there a place to get it locally in the city?

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