2013 Toni Jost Bacharacher Riesling Kabinett Feinherb Mittelrhein SKU #1285287

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Tasting Notes

Just downriver from Germany's Rheingau region is the Mittelrhein, where the extremely steep slate terroir looks more like what you find in the Mosel than the neighboring Rhine regions. The Jost family has been cultivating vineyards in Bacharach for 180 years, and today Weingut Toni Jost is a 15 hectare estate under sixth-generation proprietor Cecilia. Grapes for this village-designated Riesling come from a plot just above the Grand Cru-classified Hahn vineyard. The wine is fresh and floral with fruit up front and always a mineral and acid-driven structure... the Feinherb designation meaning that it's fermented closer to dry than typical Kabinett wines, but is still in the off-dry spectrum.

Staff Reviews

  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    K&L Staff Member
    When does lemony not smell like lemon? When it smells like the lemony tang of Sichuan peppercorns! Which this feinherb dishes up a-plenty. You can add to that gravel and petrol, too. Trim, focused and barely sweet, this goes spicy on the palate, with dried tangerine peel in addition to the peppercorns, and a touch of petrichor. You won’t find another white wine in the store at the moment below the ten buck mark that’s got this much going for it.
  • Adam Winkel
    By: Adam Winkel
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a firm and classically styled Kabinett Riesling with crystalline purity. The fruit profile is restrained due to its drier style... mandarin orange, fresh apricot, and green apple greet you up front. The mid-palate is very racy and citric which makes the wine's drinking experience essentially dry even though it's not legally a trocken. But this Riesling is truly defined by the saline, crushed slate minerality in which I find a lot of similarity with the lower (Terrassen) Mosel which isn't far away. Lick rocks!


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