Staff Pick

Paetra Eola-Amity Hills Riesling 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Mike Steffel Delectable Pro

Seek this new producer out ASAP.

Seek this new producer out ASAP.

9.4

Marc Stein Delectable Pro

Over ripe bruised pear, slightly more than off dry, diesel'y, with a white burgundy "nuttiness" on the back end.

Over ripe bruised pear, slightly more than off dry, diesel'y, with a white burgundy "nuttiness" on the back end.

Mike Evans

Peach and minerals with a bit of florality. Fairly full body balanced by fresh acidity, all of the group thought it was a European Riesling. Nicely done and good value.

Peach and minerals with a bit of florality. Fairly full body balanced by fresh acidity, all of the group thought it was a European Riesling. Nicely done and good value.

9.1

Julien Schmitz

Meh.

Meh.

8.4

Kelly Carlin

Mellow acidity, delicate fruit.

Mellow acidity, delicate fruit.

8.8

Erik Nordman

Killer Willamette Valley Riesling from a fellow MN native! Pure mineral intensity with razor sharp focus. The nose is a bunch of wet slate minerality, with a really interesting sesame oil note as well, along with subdued underripe stone fruit and lovely jasmine and chamomile. A bit of petrol character is present but subtle. More fruit starts to show in the nose as it gets air. Palate shows more wet slate and petrol, but the fruit comes out much more with more prominent just-ripe white peach and yellow plum notes. The sesame note from the nose is there but very subdued in comparison to the palate. Medium (-) body with a slightly oily texture from being kept on the fine lees in neutral barrel during elevage. Acid is high and focused yet not too cutting or sharp. Dry but not like, entirely bone dry. So tasty. Seek this producer out, Bill is gonna do great things in the future I imagine. Gives a lot of great Alsatian and Austrian examples a good run for their money. Decant this if opening soon, this is built to last and needs time to unfurl at the moment. Would love to try some of this in a few years to see how it develops.

Killer Willamette Valley Riesling from a fellow MN native! Pure mineral intensity with razor sharp focus. The nose is a bunch of wet slate minerality, with a really interesting sesame oil note as well, along with subdued underripe stone fruit and lovely jasmine and chamomile. A bit of petrol character is present but subtle. More fruit starts to show in the nose as it gets air. Palate shows more wet slate and petrol, but the fruit comes out much more with more prominent just-ripe white peach and yellow plum notes. The sesame note from the nose is there but very subdued in comparison to the palate. Medium (-) body with a slightly oily texture from being kept on the fine lees in neutral barrel during elevage. Acid is high and focused yet not too cutting or sharp. Dry but not like, entirely bone dry. So tasty. Seek this producer out, Bill is gonna do great things in the future I imagine. Gives a lot of great Alsatian and Austrian examples a good run for their money. Decant this if opening soon, this is built to last and needs time to unfurl at the moment. Would love to try some of this in a few years to see how it develops.

9.3

Hannah Smith

Perfect dry and luscious with tang

Perfect dry and luscious with tang

9.5

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm