Dr. Wehrheim
– A Triple Threat: High Scoring Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
– Plus the Pinot Gris is World Class
– Winemaker Franz Wehrheim Interned with Tim Frohlich
– Critical Darling 
– Crazy High Scores
– Elite Terroir
2022 Dr. Wehreim Riesling99 Points. Stuart Pigott (2021 Kastaneinbusch GG
– 99 Points. Stuart Pigott (2021)
– A Grosses Gewachs / Grand Cru Vineyard
– The Platonic Ideal of Minerality 
– An Absolute Reference Point Wine 
– You Only Get This in the Pfalz in a Great Year, a Great Vineyard and from a Great Winemaker
– Reviewed, Under-Appreciated, Massively Underpriced
– Nose: A Finely Grained Mineral Explosion
– Fine Citrus Perfume
– I’d Put This Nose Up Against Any Chablis You Can Find
– Palate: Strength, Power, Elegance, Finesse
– Palate Coating Minerality
– (Yes There Is Wonderfully Dense, Citrus Fruit, But That Is Not the Point)
– From One of the Great Vineyards in Germany (Rebholz’s Version Through 3 Tier Is $120-$167 and ONLY 97 from Pigott. Wehreim’s is 1/2 The Price)
– A Wine That Will Evolve, Improve, Define for Decades
– One of The BEST German Rieslings We Sell
– This is A Tier Grand Cru In My Book. 
– “Very cool and precise with stacks of star fruit, wild herb and berry aromas” (SP)
– “an extremely expressive dry riesling” (SP)
– “a very sleek personality for the warm Pfalz region, thanks to the high altitude site.” (SP)
– “Stunning concentration and precision on the very focused palate” (SP)
– “great primal energy” (SP)
– “very long stony and spicy finish.” (SP)

We are beyond thrilled to announce the addition of an estate that is now one of our most important German producers. We’ve added the famous Dr. Wehrheim in the Pfalz!  They are the 4th generation pursuing a new, refined wine vision in the Palatinate aka Pfalz. Since the founding of the winery, Dr. Wehrheim has always remained true to their focus and produce Rieslings, Pinot Blancs and Pinot Noirs. Birkweile in the Pfalz offers unique conditions for this due to the high-quality locations and extremely heterogeneous soil structures.

  • They have elite terroir in Kastanienbusch, Kastanienbusch Kappel and Im Sonnenschein.
  • They are beloved by the top German critics. And the cellar is run by young superstar Franz Wehrheim.
  • They make elite wines from Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir that have surpassed rRebholz

Some days the Gods shine upon us.

The wines are at once dense and mineral with stunning textures and freshness but also nimble and elegant. There is terrific intense acidity but also a wonderful mineral freshness that puts these wines on another level. They evolve open for days. The complexity is out of this world and they have the weight of a feather. It’s remarkable how profound these times and how dense yet elegant. These are elite elite wines.

We are selling the 2022 Dr. Wehreim Riesling Kastaninbusch GG for $59.99 a bottle on a 4 pack. This is 97 points by Stuart Pigott who is the OG German wine critic.

Rebholz’s 2022 Kastanienbusch GG is $160 and got 98 from Piggot. So a 1 point differential. I’d say this is a remarkable steal.

Wow. What an insane complex nose. Citrus pith, awesome confectionary aromas. Really really aromatic grapefruit. Pink with sugar. Huge minerals and rocks. Just an amazing nose. Brilliant nose. So complex I don’t know where to begin. Huge complex citrus. Tangelo, citrus oil and sweet pink grapefruit. Unreal spice and a complex perfume that has to be smelled to be believed. It’s so dense and so layered. Vanilla extract now. There’s so many more aromas I don’t quite have the vocabulary. But as it airs maybe they will become more clear. Nose now has more clearly defined and richer fruit. Much more depth. Smells almost volcanic. Then it airs out. Watch out! Picture taking finely grained minerals and blasting them into your nose with aerated citrus peels. It’s simply an explosion of dense minerality – the absolute Platonic ideal of minerality that you only get in the Pflaz in great years by great producers. There was also an incredible rainwater mixed with dripping pure citrus juice quality to the nose that just soared from the glass. It smells like nature. Like a vineyard. So, so floral. White flowers. So fresh. The depth and layering combined with the clarity of the nose is the best I have ever smelled in the Pfalz. 

Palate is unreal but closed but it’s a drooling Mozart wine. It’s all there and brilliant but young and drooling. Juicy and complex with top tier finesse. So dense yet light on its feet. Complex, deep with also a gorgeous pitter patter of minerals. Perfect balance. Unreal clarity of tangelo and sweet citrus fruit buffered by an intense complex minerality that explodes on the finish. Wow. Needs mega mega air but it is all there and more. The finesse and complexity in the finish is unmatched. Just insane. Wow the palate has incredible focus now and the most incredible pink grapefruit ever. Wow. So good. This is elite GG.

The energy and purity are out of this world. So elegant and finesse-driven but with so much material. Finish is getting longer and fanning out. So complete and no extra flesh like. That’s 2022 for ya. It has such strength and power yet top levels of elegance and finesse. There is a precision and the density in the 2022 that raises the bar. There is a brilliant roundness that I only find in the best white wines yet it remains energetic, dense, high toned and super linear which is what one wants from an electric dry Riesling. Yes, there is also a huge backbone of dynamic fresh and very vivid fruit as well but even that has insane refinement. Incredible tension and structure. Super intense and bright palate, what a powerhouse, it is so packed. Pure. High toned. Explosion of tropical fruits. Massive structure, the cleanliness of this wine is stunning. What a finish of complex rock candy. Sweet saline. Citrus. Mineral sweetness. Lime blossom. Just a massive wine with huge extract, huge structure, huge texture, huge acids. Dramatic and coiled. Balanced, clean and elegant. Nice acid wash at the end. Cleans your palate. The minerality just coats the palate in an almost savory manner like few wines in the world. Almost a wall of flavor wine. There is a an herbal presence in this wine that I only find in German Riesling from great vintages. In a word, this is a stunning effort that will age 15+ years no problem.

Below plaese find Herr Pigott’s 99 point review for the 2021 and the 97 point review for the 2022

“This runner has already pulled ahead of the pack in the Pfalz dry riesling marathon. Here’s a 2021 that, thanks to a very special terroir, is a shinning star for this vintage. Super-concentrated lemon curd and candied grapefruit aromas, and behind them a slew of wild herb and forest berry character. Mind-boggling minerality at the breathtaking finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink now, but best from 2024.”– 99 Points. Stuart Pigott (2021)

“Very cool and precise with stacks of star fruit, wild herb and berry aromas, this is an extremely expressive dry riesling with a very sleek personality for the warm Pfalz region, thanks to the high altitude site. Stunning concentration and precision on the very focused palate in spite of a touch of tannin. This will need some time to open up, but great primal energy drives the very long stony and spicy finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.” – 97 Points. Stuart Pigott (2022)

Please call Cheryl at 949 378 5251 after emailing with your order if you are a first time customer (we prefer not to receive credit card numbers over E-Mail).

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2022 Dr. Wehreim Riesling Kastaninbusch GG – $61.99
($239.96 4-pack) (VERY LIMITED)

This Offer is Not Available to Retailers, Wholesalers or Restaurants

Shipping will be charged when wine ships.

These will be shipped in the Fall of 2024

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