Rated 95 points by the Wine Advocate: "Starting off the tasting and a prodigious, unctuous white, the 2011 The Moment checks in as a blend of 57% Roussanne, 19% Petit Manseng, 17% Chardonnay and 7% Viognier that spent 16 months in a combination of concrete, new and used barrels, and stainless steel. Offering up notions of marzipan, citrus oil flowers, marmalade and spiced apricots, it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness and depth that`s balanced by beautiful underlying freshness and clarity. While I would lean towards drinking bottles over the coming 2-3 years, these can absolutely age, and have upwards of 10-15+ years of longevity. Drink now-2017+.?" -- Jeb Dunnuck in Issue #208 of the Wine AdvocateMore information about this producer: "About as good as it gets across the board, these singular, incredible wines are the result of an obsessive attention to detail at all stages of the wine making process. There is no secret or hidden magic going on here. The incredibly talented and down-to-earth Manfred Krankl simply walks the walk as opposed to only talking about attention to detail or offering up the standard, wine is made in the vineyard comments. Looking at the vintages focused on here, 2009 has produced a decadent, voluptuous style that offers up thrilling levels of fruit as well as an approachable, heady richness that`s hard to resist. While they possess ample depth and structure, I would drink these before either the 2010s or 2011s. The 2010s here are stunning and have everything; gorgeous fruit, awesome concentration and incredible purity. While the most age-worthy of the recent vintages, they`re a spectacular drink even today. The 2011s, which were all tasted out of barrel, have additional freshness and focus over the 2010s. They have solid concentration and overall balanced profiles that should allow them to cruise in the cellar."
|Kongsgaard Roussanne Viognier -- 2001 750mL (2)||WA93, ST93||$55.00|
|Arietta Proprietary White The White Keys -- 2008 750mL (3)||ST92||$45.00|
|Jacquelynne Proprietary White Cuvee Blanc -- 2008 750mL (2)||WA92, ST90+||$25.00|
|Sine Qua Non Proprietary White The Boot -- 2000 750mL (1)||ST92 crk||$249.00|
|Jacquelynne Proprietary White Cuvee Blanc -- 2007 750mL (1)||ST92||$25.00|
|Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs -- 2007 750mL (1)||$31.00|
|Oro Puro Vineyards Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest -- 2011 375ml (3)||$39.95 *|