Region: Nahe, Germany
Vintage: 2009 (2008 vintage pictured)
Appearance: Translucent gold with big thick legs
Nose: Peach, Tangerine, pear, crisp yellow apple
On the palate: Medium-bodied. Semi-dry with a bit of tart apple and ripe peach.
Finish: Fairly quick. Tangy and then lightly sweet
Parting words: This wine was purchased in a continuing effort to give myself a crash course in German Riesling. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed. It wasn’t bad, not at all, it was just a little dull. It didn’t start to take on much of a nose until the bottle had been open for 36 hours and the wine had warmed to close to room temperature. Nahe is known for having young, creative growers who are pushing to escape the region’s Liebfraumilch heritage and make wines on par with Rheinhessen and other finer German wine regions. Two Princes is a solid effort in this direction, if unexciting. Mildly recommended.