If you haven't tried the Rieslings made by wunderkind Martin Tesch, now is the time! His Trocken Karthauser 2019 is a "drop everything" white, with huge scores from James Suckling, Natalie Maclean, and Robert Parker. The key word to describe this Riesling is "dry." When he took over the family-owned winery in 1996, Martin stopped producing sweet wines. He changed the label designs to some of the coolest in Germany, and reduced their collection to five single-vineyard whites. Loaded with explosive flavors and bracing acidity, The Wine Advocate calls the Karthauser: "beautifully clear, ripe, intense and pure. An outstanding wine almost every year." Our top Riesling and a perfect wine for Thanksgiving. Don't miss it!
"Drop everything now, because this is oh so serious, but oh so exciting. At once warm and cool, mouthwatering and ripe with a very long, complex herb and mineral finale. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 95 Points
"From weathered red sandstone in a warm, southwest-facing vineyard, the 2019 Riesling Karthäuser is beautifully clear, ripe, intense and pure on the complex, terroir-driven nose with its smoky, white fruit aromas and notes of milled stones. Round and piquant on the palate, this is an intense, tight, complex and persistent dry Riesling. It reveals the complex and structured terroir expression that makes the Laubenheimer Karthäuser an outstanding wine almost every year." The Wine Advocate, 93 Points