2020 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
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2020 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

$62. 99
$755.88 Dozen
ABV: 9%
Closure: Stelvin

Selbach-Oster has a history in the wine trade dating back 1660, while the current winery was formed in the mid 1800's. Known for producing highly detailed and pure expressions of Riesling, Selbach-Oster have vines planted in some of the greatest sites in the Mosel, including Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schlossberg, and Sonnenuhr; Wehlener Sonnenuhr; and Graacher Himmelreich and Domprobst. Today, Johannes Selbach and his wife Barbara, with the increasing help of son Sebastian and daughter Hannah, manage their vineyards and winery with passion and respect for the estate’s long held traditions. Johannes, like his late father Hans, has continued the use of traditional oak fuder in his cellar, bringing in new large casks every few years. Vinification is carried out in a combination of fuder and stainless steel, in a hands-off manner with no fining, and predominantly with wild yeasts. The focus is on meticulous work in the vineyard with the aim to produce and bring home perfect fruit.

Other Reviews....
From the steep and shallow as well as warm part of the cru, with less fine soils than the Schlossberg, the 2020 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Kabinett offers a clear, pure and stony bouquet with rocky and flinty notes. Lush and elegant, refined and complex on the palate, this is an expressive, finely grippy and salivating Sonnenuhr Kabinett that is not really in a Kabinett style, but it's gorgeous and has age-worthy quality. 9% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in July 2022. Drink 2028 - 2060.
93+ points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 2022)

A beautiful Kabinett that’s got so much racy energy that it makes you glad to be alive. So minty and mineral at the long, literally brilliant finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
95 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

The 2020 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar. It offers a beautiful nose of cassis, passion fruit, herbs, and spices. The wine proves subtle and racy on the palate and leaves a gorgeously intense feel of racy and zesty fruits in the nicely light-footed finish. The after-taste underlines the raciness and playful side of the wine. It may have a touch more presence that your usual Kabinett but makes this more than up through intensity and focus. Drink 2026-2040.
92 points
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines