In the glass, this 2016 Gutriesling (‘Estate Riesling’) from Steinmetz has a glistening yellow-gold core moving to green/silver at the rim. The nose is textbook Mosel, brimming with scents of white peach, white grapefruit, lime blossom, wet stones, and mountain wildflowers. It shows 2016’s depth on the palate, but the acidity has the kind of palate-gripping quality that makes your mouth water.
It is also surprisingly long on the finish, leaving an impression that lasts until your next eagerly anticipated sip. Pop this wine now and serve it between 40-45 degrees in all-purpose white wine stems or, if you’re really geeking out, specialty flared Riesling glasses.