Lingenfelder Bird Label Riesling 2013, Qualitätswein

Riesling Riesling
Pfalz, Germany

$11.75 (568634)

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January 09, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A return to entry-level glory out of a great vintage for this basic QbA with the acidity to thrive and the tannin to...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Lingenfelder's well-priced Bird label riesling is back on the shelves. This customer favorite is produced only for...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very pretty, textbook Pfalz riesling, ripe and floral, distinctly off-dry, with lively, balancing acids. This has...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This solid-value Riesling from the Pfalz is so good... and then so not. It is, at first, just as you might expect, a straightforward, uncomplicated expression that is also very tasty, off-dry but only just, with soft peach and pineapple accented with lime and slate. There isn't enough acidity, nor enough minerality, but the ripe tropical and orchard fruit is nice. But with time, things really fall apart. The fruit just seems to crumble, and what's left is an almost undrinkable mess of stale nuts, bitterness, and an odd funk. This was an 87-88, then a 79-80. Drink it right away.

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